Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Old Testament Trinity

On a recent Academy, I experienced more about Orthodox spirituality. In the process, I fell in love with this particular icon from Easter tradition. It depicts the "Old Testament Trinity," the story of Abraham entertaining three guests who were the Lord in disguise. If you "read" the icon from left to right, you can see that it is Father, Son and Spirit, and each little detail reflects deep Trinitarian spirituality.

While I won't go through the various visual details here, I encourage you to meditate on it. It reflects not only deep beliefs about the nature of God but the mystical spirituality of the heart. We are drawn into a communion, not just a concept. Through the work of salvation, we have been made whole in God and invited to the table of love and life. Our lives are a never-ending journey back to the source.

I encourage you to spend some time with this visual prayer experience that transcends time. Join the ongoing prayer.