Thoughts on the Trinity

Some thoughts on the Trinity:

“Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love.”   C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Where there is fullness of all goodness, true and supreme charity cannot be lacking, for nothing is better than charity; nothing is more perfect than charity. However no one is properly said to have charity on the basis of his own private love for himself. And so it is necessary for love to be directed toward another for it to be charity. Therefore, where a plurality of persons is lacking, charity cannot exist.”  Richard of St. Victor, Book Three of the Trinity

“God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them.”  C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“The Father, Son, and Spirit love us for our benefit, not for increasing their membership rolls, or for making themselves look good, or for anything they can get from us. There is no need in the blessed Trinity. It is an overflowing fountain of other-centered love. The shared life of the Father, Son, and Spirit is about giving, not taking; sharing, not hoarding; blessing others with life for their sake, not manipulating for divine control. The Father, Son, and Spirit is focused upon giving themselves for our benefit, so that we, too, can experience real life. They need nothing in return.”  C. Baxter Kruger, The Shack Revisited

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