Trinity and the Arts

The Triune God is active in all aspects of life and human activity.  It is more than focusing on laying down the dot points for getting our theology right.  God is active in our families, our relationships, our communities, our hobbies, our passions, our sexuality and our cry for human and environmental rights.  When we witness raw beauty, it often stirs up our emotions and makes us pause for a while and reflect on all that is good in the world.  It can also remind us what is truly valuable in such a way that rises above our self-centredness and draws us together in a sense of mysterious communion revealing to us that something greater than us is involved.  When we witness injustice it can stir us up to act to stop it and cry out, “No!”  Our joys, our cries, our reaction to beauty and injustice all lie in the heart of the Trinity.  Art is a medium that can highlight the reality of creation and give a perspective and an angle on life that can give it fresh meaning.