Sunday, March 13, 2011

Watch Jesus, Think Trinity

"To get the big picture, we have to see Jesus not in isolation but in Trinitarian perspective.  He is sent by the Father, and everything he does is done in company with the Holy Spirit.

...When we turn our eyes upon Jesus and learn the habit of asking how the Father and the Holy Spirit are co-present with him, we can see that many of the most beloved biblical stories from the life of Jesus Christ have a Trinitarian background we had never noticed....

....the baptism story should give us the interpretive key to the rest of the New Testament as well, because the Holy Spirit's anointing power is always on the incarnate Son, and the Father's good pleasure in his beloved is the secret of everything Christ Does."

From The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, by Fred Sanders, Pages 133, 135-136