The Trinity is one of those doctrines that many people just throw their arms up in the air and say, “I can’t get it! It doesn't’ matter anyway.” I would suggest to anyone who would feel that way that it does matter. Significantly.
While it may difficult to parse the doctrine of the Trinity completely, to not think about it at all is to be diminished. In the very essence of God there is community and thus relationship: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The implications are profoundly important. While there isn’t space on this blog to dive very deeply into this doctrine, I can suggest to the reader to consider what it means that in God’s very nature is relationship. What does that mean about being created in God’s image? Are we made for relationships? What does it say about experiencing God’s own self? Is it in relationships that we experience God most fully? What does it say about the incarnation? When God became human, what does that say about relationships?
I have my small group tonight. Perhaps our meeting together is more significant than a group of friends connecting. Perhaps in our relationships is a clear glimpse of God.