The Triumph of the Trinity

"He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him…If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him" 1

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you…. when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me."2

The Triune Dance

Creator plants His Son, the Word,
Deep in a barren womb -- my heart.
He breathes His Spirit on the Seed.
Love will take hold; New Life will start!

The Living Flame of Love ignites
Within Their midst -- the Divine Three.
Their dance of Perfect Love delights
My soul in its obscurity.

Creator leads the Seraphim
His Will the choreography.
Heaven and earth join in the hymn;
His Word -- my soul's soliloquy!

He transforms my heart's rhapsody
Into His Perfect Harmony --
Heaven's eternal psalmody:
"All praise Triumphant Trinity!"

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. John 14: 21,23
2. John 15: 9-14,26

image (c) Teresa Satola,, 2001