Trinity Sunday

Andrea del Sarto, Disputation over the Trinity

It's been quite a while (if ever) since I've heard a homily on Trinity Sunday with a message other than, "Yeah, no one 'gets' it, but it's true." I've no objection to acknowledging the mysterious nature of the doctrine, but as food for the journey it's quite weak to leave it at that. Perhaps a little Donne for the occasion:

Sonnet XIV
Batter my heart, three-personed God; for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurped town, to another due,
Labor to admit you, but O, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
but is captived, and proves weak or untrue.
yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betrothed unto your enemy.
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again;
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor even chaste, except you ravish me.
or even Belloc:
A Trinity
Of three in One and One in three
My narrow mind would doubting
Till Beauty, Grace and Kindness met
And all at once were Juliet.