The church – an expression of the trinity

by Catherine Mowry LaCugna

The doctrine of the Trinity is ultimately a practical doctrine with radical consequences for Christian life . . . [The very purpose of the Christian life] is to participate in the life of God through Jesus Christ in the Spirit . . . Divine life is therefore also our life. The heart of the Christian life is to be united with the God of Jesus Christ by means of communion with each other. The doctrine of the Trinity is ultimately therefore a teaching not about the abstract nature of God, nor about God in isolation from everything other than God, but a teaching about God’s life with us and our life with each other,

~ God for Us: The Trinity and the Christian Life, p.22

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