The Christian Trinity and the Humble Pretzel
With the Lenten season upon us, many of us find ourselves reflecting on many things. While doing this myself meandering through the grocery store yesterday, I saw the munchies aisle – and the pretzels. This reminded me of a tidbit of food history about those simple little snacks.
But first, a quick reminder of just what the Christian Trinity represents.
From Religion Facts:
In Christianity, the word “trinity” describes the belief in Christian theology that the one God of the universe is comprised of three persons: the God the Father, the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It has been the conviction of Christians throughout the centuries that this is what the Bible teaches. The word “trinity” comes from the Latin word trinitas, meaning “three.”
The word “trinity” doesn’t appear in the Bible; rather, it is a theological label meant to summarize the passages of the Bible, which teach that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are each fully God. This labeling is similar to other doctrines such as “communion,” “incarnation,” “free will,” “rapture,” and “advent” – where the word doesn’t appear in the Bible.The doctrine of the trinity distinguishes Christianity from other religions including, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Unitarian Universalism. These groups reject the doctrine, in part, because the word trinity isn’t used in the Bible, it doesn’t make philosophical sense to them, and they don’t believe that it’s compatible with monotheism.
Back to our Humble Pretzel
The three holes in those popular yet humble, low fat pretzels represent the Christian Trinity.
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A Lenten Blessing
Have a Lenten that is blessed with the forgiving hands of the Lord.
Cleanse your mind, heart and actions and be the person that will honor Him more.