Today is Trinity Sunday and all around the country there have been ministers wondering whether they can avoid preaching on the Trinity (which is the Christian belief that God is one but reveals himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit). This is because nobody can understand it and it’s hard to know what to say! Lots of people settle for ‘water, ice and steam’ – the same element in three different forms.
Anyway, lucky ole me, my ministerial colleagues fixed me with a stern eye and said that as I had looked at this topic for my research thesis, I could jolly well preach today … gulp.
So I couldn’t resist waving the 60,000 word document at the congregation and announcing ‘this is my sermon for today’ :))
I didn’t inflict it on them, poor things. I settled for Andrei Rublev’s wonderful icon instead.
Afterwards Hub and I went to a carvery to celebrate Fathers’ Day. The food was delicious and the service was speedy, efficient and smiling … definitely a 5* experience!
Now Hub is turning off the water. This runs through a long green hose from our kitchen, out through the back yard, down the slope to the church, and in through a hole in the wall of the church, where it empties into the baptistry. We don’t just have a font to baptise babies, you know. Oooohh no. We also have a full immersion baptistry for adults who want to be baptised by … well, full immersion … and one of the Asian churches is baptising candidates today.
Yes, we run hot water into it as well as cold, and it’s been running for about 6 hours, which fills it sufficiently. No baths for us tonight then ;):-/
So, smelly but happy :wave: