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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Trinitarian Meditations

"For every work [or act] of creation is threefold, an earthly trinity to match the heavenly.

"First, [not in time, but merely in order of enumeration] there is the Creative Idea, passionless, timeless, beholding the whole work complete at once, the end in the beginning: and this is the image of the Father.

"Second: there is the Creative Energy [or Activity] begotten of that idea, working in time from the beginning to the end, with sweat and passion, being incarnate in the bonds of matter: and this is the image of the Word.

"Third: there is the Creative Power, the meaning of the work and its response in the lively soul: and this is the image of the indwelling Spirit.

"And these three are one, each equally in itself the whole work, whereof none can exist without other: and this is the image of the Trinity. " -- Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker, p. 28

2 comments:

  1. Right you are, Crosbie. It was either an over-helpful spell checker or a complete brain fart. I've been reading Sayers for 20 years, and certainly know her last name.

    Thanks for the catch.

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