On 31st May 2015, the Trinity Sunday, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17
Many years ago, when our children were still young, the Sunday School teacher, Richard, came up with a novel way of introducing the notoriously difficult concept of the Trinity on Trinity Sunday. Fortunately at the time, our local rugby league team was called ‘Wakefield Trinity’. Richard armed the Sunday School children with biscuit tins and wooden spoons. They marched into church banging the tins in time to the chant of ‘Trin-i-ty, Trin-i-ty’, just like a noisy crowd at a rugby match.
I have to say that, although the entrance made by the youngsters has really stuck in my memory, I can’t remember how Richard followed that up in explaining the Holy Trinity to those gathered. I do know he got a fair few disapproving comments from the older members of the congregation who weren’t so keen on the noise! Perhaps the explanation was lost on them too. Sadly the opportunity to repeat the event is not there as the rugby team is now called ‘Wakefield Wildcats’ which doesn’t seem much use for explaining or even introducing the Trinity. Continue reading