Educating for the Lived Gospel #169

when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’. (Luke 3:21-22)

The early church struggled for four centuries to adequately describe and explain their trinitarian faith. The Trinity was at the heart of that faith from the beginning. The baptism of Jesus marks the start of his public ministry. At this seminal moment of the Gospel, we are presented with an image of the Trinity. Since God is in relationship within Godself and we are created in God’s image – that explains our need for relationship. In another sense, the Trinity calls each of us to community, calls us home.

It is vital for young people to feel at home – that they belong. There are at forces in the lives of young people that can make belonging difficult. Whether it’s for a short or a long time, we can help young people to feel that they belong – by our acceptance of and care for them. In that way, we play our part. Sometimes we even get to see them flourish!

Have a great week!
Patrick

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2 thoughts on “Educating for the Lived Gospel #169

  1. How true.
    You and i and other Christian teachers have a huge responsibilty to encourage and give them confidence to tackle the problems to face the world.
    Especially if it doesn’t come from the home
    Love these messages

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