The doctrine of Trinity is our core belief. There is one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Getting to know God is a spiritual experience for us, so He can’t be understood by applying logic. The Trinity reflects how God encounters us, how He is different to us, and how He teaches us the truth about relationships and communities.
Trinity is sometimes referred to as the Three in One, or the Triune God, where there are three distinct Persons, namely Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each Person is God, and not a fraction of God. You can’t make God, by adding up all the distinct Persons in a mathematical formula. It would be incorrect, to have a calculation where God is the sum of the individual parts. The Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. There is only one God, and it’s the Holy Trinity.
One molecule of water is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O). Water can have three different states, and it can be all three at the same time. In an attempt to try to imagine God in a tangible way, some people draw an analogy between the three distinct Persons and the states of water. Water can be a solid, such as our polar ice caps and glaciers; water can be a liquid, such as our flowing rivers and swirling oceans; and water can be a gas, such as water vapour in our moist air. Water can also exist as solid, liquid and gas at the same time. This phenomenon can be seen with melting ice, where the triple point of pure water is 0.01°C.
Theology and science, in unity, are expanding their knowledge of the Creator and His creation, namely the universe, which includes our blue planet Earth, with its ample supply of life-sustaining water and rich biodiversity. The common goal for these disciplines, is to search for the truth and the intelligibility of existence. Faith, on the other hand, is the gift that we have gratefully received from God. For it is God that continues to shape both our lives and our thinking. Faith and science, are working together, to protect this planet from climate change, to preserve its biodiversity, and to promote recovery, so that it can sustain life.
Entrance into the Temple: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for He has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.