“The Trinity”

May 31, 2015

The Trinity  Matt. 28:16-20

Cardinal Emmanuel Suhard wrote “Like Christ, the priest brings humankind as priceless good, that of worrying it.  He/She must be the “minister of restlessness”, the dispenser of a new thirst and a hunger.”

Today is Trinity Sunday, and we see the Trinity as the unfolding of God’s love, from the Creator, to Christ, to the Holy Spirit, one God expressed in three different expressions–about the business of persuading the creation to live a life of love.

The only way creation makes sense for us is that God created the world with the expectation of an orderly, loving, process, and it went awry, and so patiently God has sought to bring his/her creation back to its senses.  God will not destroy us–we will destroy ourselves.

For us the role of priest is that as defined by Suhard–to be a “minister of restlessness”–to move through the world caring for people where they are, out side of any “tribe”–expecting nothing in return–communicating the love of Jesus of Nazareth, and bringing a “new thirst and a hunger”-a “thirst and hunger” for equality of life, sharing of goods, giving everyone a hand, and in so doing bring the love of the reign of God on earth “a thirst and hunger” for the respect of creation–to treat our natural resources, and our fellow creatures as gifts of God–rather than as tools for our own use.

Suhard was a pioneer in the “worker priest” movement which did not last very long because it left the priests “unbridled,” but our hope is that  with the organized Church declining we will have more “worker priests,” not loyal to the status quo for their upkeep, but “Wild, and restless.” Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

Even those who acknowledge that our treatment of animals is indeed a great evil may feel that it is, like the other evils in our world, simply a product of human limitations, such as ignorance, pride, selfishness, fear, and so forth.

According to this view, the horror we inflict on animals is a problem, but not a fundamental cause of our problems—and, because it’s a problem for animals, who are less important than us humans, it’s a lesser problem. Dr. Will Tuttle

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