Over the past 2,000 years, Christians have been celebrating a Trinitarian perspective of God, Jesus, and the Spirit of God. In the beginning of the Christian tradition, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, along with the coming of God’s Spirit, was enough to celebrate. However, as time passed people formed differing opinions about God, Jesus, and Spirit. They argued over whose interpretations of the Bible were right, and judged certain interpretations to be wrong-headed—heretical!
As differing thoughts about the Trinity and the Bible arose, people separated from those with whom they disagreed. Once separated from others, people began to celebrate their unique theological beliefs. The church on earth became an entity that splintered into tens-of-thousands of right-believing groups—all celebrating their accurate perceptions of the divine mystery of the Trinity.
I wonder. After all these years of determining the rightness of our theological perceptions,
Is anyone truly celebrating God?
If we were to strip away our adherence to right-headed thinking, what would be left to celebrate?
Might we rediscover a Christianity that celebrates what we don’t know, don’t believe, or can’t grasp?
Might we discover a celebration of mystery?