Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Trinity Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know.
Also, apart from good points – which is what we want here – let us know if any of the preachers fell into the following heresies:
The Trinity is like…
Arianism – the sun, which produces light and warmth
Tritheism – the same wine in three bottles
Partialism – the egg which has shell, white and yolk or a shamrock with three leaves
Modalism – water, which is ice, fluid or steam
Because I made these points today – after railing away about Ireland and incompetence and then the Church’s attribute of indefectibility – I received a question by email about my sermon:
We are planning to have a special drink for the potluck to commemorate today’s Feast of the Trinity. We were planning to do a “Trinitini”, a martini with three olives to represent the three Persons in the One Triune God. However, just want to check that we wouldn’t be falling into any heresy by doing so, as you listed several heresies in your homily today. What would you suggest? One olive? Three?
This is just as important as the still-burning “plural of Gin and Tonic” question.
My response must be, first, never put that much fruit in a single martini. Blech.
That said, if you make three martinis simultaneously and together from the same gin, and then pour them simultaneously, but distinctly, into one large glass such that you have the three distinct martinis in one glass, the three olives (or onions or lemon twists or mushrooms, etc.) in the one glass containing the three martinis would be the distinction of the three-in-one nature of each martini, each sharing in the same nature but distinct, and all working together in everything. I believe that would avoid the heresies listed above.