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"Rebirth...most needed by religious people who might think they do not need it."

Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015 The Reverend John Ohmer, Rector The Falls Church Episcopal
On Trinity Sunday, we celebrate one of the most important aspects of our faith, and that’s relationship. We’re reminded today of our belief in God as One God in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which means that God is, God’s self, a relationship: Father loving Son, Son loving Spirit, Spirit loving Father, loving so much the love spills out, overflows…God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.
Something to remember: “God the Son” did not start, or begin, 2000 years or so ago that first Christmas. Jesus wasn’t the beginning, or start, of God-the-Son. Rather, we believe God the Son, who has been and always was co-existing with God the Holy Spirit and God the Father as One God, became incarnate, (in-carne, “in flesh”), took on our human nature that first Christmas. Jesus wasn’t the beginning of God the Son but the taking on of flesh of God the Son.
So what? Why is that importa…