Gift and Community

Trinity Sunday (A): John 3: 16-18

From the Jewish people, our ancestors in faith, we inherited the belief in one God, in contrast to what many peoples (including our own ethnic ancestors) believed – a universe with many gods and goddesses. This faith in the one God who revealed himself to Abraham and Moses (among others) was summed up in the prayer that every Israelite repeated daily:

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.”  (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) Continue reading “Gift and Community”