Sermon for 5/22/16: A Trinity Sunday Reflection

Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15

Trinity by Thom Shuman

While the theologians have gathered
for their annual
”Decoding the Mystery of the Trinity”

God is out early every morning,
Grace padding alongside unleashed,
stopping to chat
with the single mother
just getting off the 6am bus
from her night job;

Jesus is doing
with the “losers”
down at the skate park
and later hanging out at the video arcade;

Spirit pauses
from wiping the tables
down at the soup kitchen,
stretching her back
till it pops loud enough
to startle Catechism
drowsily purring under the stove;

in the evening,
while they mess up the kitchen
fixing dinner
they chat about their day,
laughing and shaking their heads
at all they have seen and heard;
then they draw straws
to see whose turn it is
to keep watch during the night,
while the others
stumble off to bed,
yawning and scratching their heads
at the mystery of humanity.

Usually our suggested scripture readings are drawn from the alternative lectionary outlined in Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking (reference and public library). However, with Trinity Sunday here, we return for a day to the Revised Common Lectionary.