Trinity Sunday

Today is Trinity Sunday, but if you were ask me to explain the Holy Trinity I would fail miserably. I attended Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, served on its vestry, but you won’t find any meditations at “the Hubbell Pew” that unlocks the mysteries of the Trinity. I’ve even known a few Rectors, Priests, and Preachers who conveniently suggest that the new priest or preacher take “Trinity Sunday’s” sermon.

We learned at vacation Bible school that the Trinity stands for God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost, but not much more. How it all works exactly is one of those life mysteries we should try to figure out, but every answer is not quite satisfactory. I found myself this morning wondering about the Trinity and whether if I’m lucky enough to go to heaven the Trinity will be explained. Who knows?

Perhaps, there are just some things we are not meant to understand like the mysteries about the creation of heaven and earth and how a mosquito can pick me out in a crowd of people. I do know that the Trinity plays a significant part in my life, and maybe, just maybe that’s all I need to know.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Read the descriptions of the Father, Son and Holly Spirit in the Catechism in the back of our Book of Common Prayer. Our Postulant used it in his sermon this morning. Yes indeed the new young guy had to preach, but I found it helpful.

    1. At Christmas time it is the “Holly” Spirit!
      Holy Ghost is the easy part I have always thought. Yes, I should base everything on the scriptures, but I see them as more of a guide than an ultimatum.
      Read a book about the soul long ago that equated the soul with the Holy Ghost’s presence in all of us all the time. That gave it a very understandable presence and place in the world for me.
      The role of God and Jesus in heaven is something I have never sorted out with any clear definition. The ultimate partnership perhaps?

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