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The Cross, the Trinity, the Human

On the Cross we see what it means for God to be God, and for a Human to be human.

On the Cross we see the fullness of God and the fullness of humanity revealed.

On the Cross we see what it means for God to exist as love.

On the Cross we see what it means for humanity to reach the summit of love.

In the selflessness of Christ crucified, we see how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit love one another.   

The kenosis of the Trinity is unveiled in the kenotic sacrifice of Christ.

On the Cross we see what it means for humanness to be fulfilled.

To be human is to be made in the image of the God who exists as a communion of persons in love.

Triune love is selfless sacrifice for the sake of otherness.   

On the Cross we see a human who fully bears the image of God.

On the Cross we learn from a human what it means to be God.

On the Cross we learn from God what it means to be human.

The humanity of the Cross reveals the inhumanity in ourselves.

In crucifying God, we crucify the end for which we are made.

The inhumanity of the Cross reveals the glory of God.

In the crucified God, we have received the end for which we are made.   

Through the Cross, God is glorified because man is deified.

The Cross beckons us to receive God.

The Cross beckons us to receive our humanness.

The Cross beckons us to learn from God how to be human.


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TJ Humphrey

TJ Humphrey

TJ is a student at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and aspiring to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is an avid reader, especially in works that deal with relational ontology, liturgical theology, and the ecclesial life of the Church. For fun, TJ loves to spend time with his family, travel, go backpacking in the mountains, watch a good hockey game, sip on a good bourbon, and geek out with a good theology book.