Knowing God

Some recent reading has me trying to know God better through appreciating the Trinity — one God in three persons.

A couple of quotes caught my attention. Both are taken from Marva Dawn’s book Talking The Walk: Letting Christian Language Live Again, pages 49-50.

“Church father Augustine remarked, ‘anyone who denies the Trinity is in danger of losing her salvation, but anyone who tries to understand the Trinity is in danger of losing her mind.'”

“Henri Nouwen comments, we need the Trinity as a way to realize God’s ‘increasing desire for intimacy. At first God was for us, our protector and our shield. Then when Jesus came, God became the God with us, our companion and friend. Finally when Jesus sent his Spirit, God was revealed to us as the God within us, our very breath and heartbeat.'”