May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14, New International Version
It is through Christ that we are brought into the Community of the Trinity. We are in a perfect community of perfect love. We not only get to enjoy a loving fellowship with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, but we also get to experience the beloved work of each person of the Godhead individually.
It is through our Community with the Trinity that we can be in community with each other. Knowing we are totally and irrevocably connected to the Trinity empowers us to reflect this sacred and supernatural reality in a real and meaningful way that blesses others. We don’t have to create a community but we can express the love of God to the people around us.
If we try to create community, what we are saying is that we can do a better job than God. But if we are learning to humbly express what we have gleaned from our personal and shared experiences of our unity and community with the Trinity, we get to see a transformation in our community that goes beyond human expectations.
There is no pessimism or defeatism in the Community of the Trinity.
If you don’t like what you see in our community, bring your deepest longings to God and let God bring you deeper into the depths of His love. It is through a love-healed heart that you find grace and spiritual strength yet once again within yourself to love without fear.
Whatever seems missing or lacking in our community shows we are missing out on what the Trinity wants to do in and through us. This makes it easy for us to blame others for what we are not experiencing to our liking. However, if we continue to discover and receive the love of Trinity for us, our acceptance and capacity to love each other and others will grow.
If we truly dare to love as God loves us, we conquer our fear of treating others with mistrust and suspicion. Then people can say God is amongst you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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