I am not a numbers person. I know lots of numbers of questionable utility, for example, Ted Williams hit .406 as the last Major League baseball player to hit the ball four out of ten attempts. I have no familiarity or facility with math beyond very basic algebra. I can do the four arithmetical operations pretty well, sometimes even not using pencil and paper.
I bring up numbers on Trinity Sunday because one of the fundamental difficulties for people and the Trinity is trying to make 1+1+1=1 . . . the math doesn’t work. The good news is, it doesn’t matter. Not everything appearing to be related to some sort of numerical manipulation actually is. I am sure most, if not all of you, have had some experience with a so-called personality “test” that gave you a “score” at the end. This is not to disparage the existence of such instruments but rather to suggest they are more frequently misapplied than any of us would like.
This Sunday I take my yearly “run” at the Trinity and what it means for us. I think I brought up some interesting thoughts. As always, let me know what you think. By the way, there is only one sermon this week as Knox Presbyterian needed to cancel the service.