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Eric’s Sunday Sermon; Unholy Ghosts and the Trinities

Updated on August 18, 2019
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A life long pursuit and the results. Doctorates and experience sometimes do not mean much. Just listening is my expertise.

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Three Times One

The concept of ghosts is interesting. I think of the ghost thing a bit. My young son speaks of ghosts. The most interesting maybe is our own ghosts from the past. For sure the notion of the Holy Ghost is really cool.

They set up this thing called the Trinity. It is a three in one deal. So you have God and you have Jesus and you have the Holy Ghost all rolled into one. Come on, get serious, how could that possibly work? And the answer is my most favorite in all of philosophy and theology. The answer is most clearly that it is a mystery that has not been answered since the dawn of man. Now find something more amazing.

Oops most people would not care a bit about that.

But we can have a blast loving all trinities. We can make a trinity about anything or any action or any fact or any….

First just call Eric a ghost. Not in my death but in my coming back from it. They have what they call paddles. Funny name. So your heart stops and you can start it back again with these electric paddles they put on your chest. Yours truly here is trained in them and gets retrained every year.

It is righteous, you get a AED/CPR certificate. AED stands for “Automated External Defibrillator”, and CPR stands for “cardio-pulmonary resuscitation”. And the trinity is compression and tunicates to staunch severe bleeding from a severe cut to arteries and veins. My situation comes from living where an ambulance maybe cannot reach you.

Now having to do it in the real is not fun. But it goes like this. Stop the bleeding, start the heart and start the lungs. Most of us never think of that trinity. Strange that I have never used the full trinity. Two once. One more than once.

My eldest brother is a certified Wilderness EMT instructor which the full life saving techniques used when there is no medical help in sight or access. (Emergency Medical Training) Or we can go trinity. An emergency, a medical life threatening condition and being trained how to handle it.

Let Us Agree That This Is Pretty

Well Sometimes More Than 3

I got fingers to count with. 3 times 3 does not match my ladies who raised me up. A special Special thanks to my childrens 3 grandmas.
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I Did Good Once

Here is one to appreciate in order to be successful. Boot up, show up and look up. Or be properly dressed, be on time and keep positive.

This is interesting for a fall from a ladder or such. Scream hard, get your feet under you and tuck and roll. Perhaps that is one of the funniest but would prevent so many elders from disability. Scream; someone hears your distress and it gets the air out of your lungs so the impact does not damage your lungs. Feet; better you break legs than a back or hip. Tuck and roll lessens the power of impact and disperses body weight. That is a trinity.

There is one most people do not like anymore. But I try to practice it. Try to teach your children the notion I suggest. Love, honor and obey. This old preacher would never fall in love with an idiot. (I do not mean not to love an idiot) But to be in a matrimonial love requires, for me some intellectual level. So if my wife is sure and commands something I honor and obey that. A trinity in faith in each other.

Wash yourself, brush your teeth and groom. Perhaps this old gent has never been that good at that trinity. Shucks I would rather sleep in dirt than my bed. My poor family.

Mind, body and soul. Take good care of all of those three.

Here is one most do not think about. Love another as you would love yourself. Love, another and yourself. My young son and I try to attach verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns to that along with commands, suggestions and practicality. It is at least a triple but maybe a quintuple. And maybe a quintessential. Makes your head spin.

Writing something for dissemination is for sure at least a three punch. A muse (is that a holy ghost) A subject and the courage to put it out there. I do just fine with the first two but that finishing the trinity is brutal.

Gather, wash and rinse. Yes dishwashing is a three deal.

Buckle up, start up and look up. Yes driving is some sort of threesome and I add “pray up” and shut up. (I hate distracted driving)

I do not like sort and wash and fold.

Cut, rake and water is good by me.

Create, create and create I repeat at least three times daily.

Hugs are at least a trinity deal.

Hmm, I gave up three meals a day but for most that is a smart idea.

This guy practices the three in one concept of love. Love God, Love in general and love myself. Just basic survival mode for me.

What Was I Thinking?

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The Pageantry is Amazing

Look Inside and Not Over Here

This is a really cool notion. If you do all of the above in love your foundation is built with a good base, with strong walls and a fine roof. You get to stand firm, be protected and you are covered in love. I believe there are Bible concepts regarding such along with some Shinto teaching.

If you get up in the morning and pray, read and meditate chance are real good you will and a good day. I would declare that if you do that trinity before bed your sleep will be beneficial.

It would please this old preacher if you like this, got something from it and you think about it. What a wonderful trinity that would be.

Most people do not know that paring of wine requires at least a trinity for a “proper” meal. I go with a hefty sherry for desert. I like a light white for appetizers and a deep red for the main course. But I love my meats, salads and soups. Yes those are silly trinities but they are.

So what up with that? It would appear that most folks with any knowledge just assume that “trinity” is owned by Christians. OK I can live with that. I have a Mind, Body and Spirit. So I do a “think” thing and then I do a “step up and get her done Dierker” and then I get way into it with all I got or I sit out that inning. //Admission – I have sat out a bunch of innings//

How do I love all my peoples and I think there are billions. The answer there is like that “Holy” mystery. And the backward question is even stranger. How in craziness do I get most of their love? Wow! Love is my everlasting mystery. How does it work in a triple play?

Could be that love conquers hate, apathy and sloth? I have studied this since 1976 and cannot answer this mystery. Oh for sure my good friends I can pose this question worthy of any philosopher. But I cannot answer it with good solid truth.

Oh I do not mean I cannot answer it for me. I mean I cannot answer it for you. It seems so clear to me that the trinity of love, love and more love is the answer to these trinity question.

But maybe you see it different. Isn’t that just plain grand? Our love of life gives us different answers.

I am so blessed I get to write here and people will give me their writings. It is possible that is the trinity; Give, express and receive. Don’t know.

I Love this But These Ladies Including the Conductor are Sexy -- I Know That Is Rude -- Sorry.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      26 hours ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Paul you are a man that does my heart well. I am having so much fun being a Christian I could bust a gut. I like "Go forth and conquer". "Love and obey" are the first two sometimes.

      Converted a fellow today to at least check out church. I hope they do not overwhelm him with love. Some of us crusty old dogs don't like that so much. LOL

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      Paul K Francis 

      31 hours ago from east coast,USA

      I like your many examples of trinities, Eric. Concerning the Holy Trinity, all I can say is that I also like mysteries. Trinities often denote strength. Like using crossbeams in physical structures to create triangles. So my wish for you today is to "Live long and prosper." Hey wait, that's only two. How about, live long, prosper... and be loved. Sorry Spock.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda I graduated after 3 years with a BS (no not a BA like normal) in philosophy, I preached for years and I have a doctorate in jurisprudence.

      Here is just some crazy fun stuff. I worked as a Quantum Physics interpreter, a Global Internet Strategist (teaching the use of the internet back in 1998 to Government), I litertirized W.H.O. in technical jar-gain. I know a splattering of 5 languages. I can get by on Latin.

      So for me Elijah is fun. But until he learns to translate his concepts into understandable concepts he is an empty gong that I enjoy.

      I love the guy. But you should probably pass up his stuff until he can order a burger.

      Love you Elijah

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah my friend. (this will be in a boy teacher article) We headed out at 4:30 am and dug up grubs and worms. Grandpa was one great guy but only I would get up early enough with him.

      We headed to our favorite fishing hole and it was still dark. I actually and grandpa had bamboo poles.

      He actually had a rock we could dangle our feet in the creek at. He said it would attract minnows that would attract trout. It was our job to catch enough to feed our extended family of ten to eat for dinner. We cleaned them and mom cooked them on a wooden fueled stove. I felt it unfair that I had to catch the fish and chop the wood but my elder siblings were clearing land for fruit trees and vegetables.

      Now if you think I lie hear ask a friend of mine on facebook.

      But grandpa took my ear one early morning and said "Eric if you have something to say, say it so another that you are talking to can understand it." Mom had no knowledge of fishing. I had no knowledge of cooking. She had me stand on a stool next to grandma and learn how to cook fish. She Nealed down and spoke my language.

      Take a lesson there Elijah. Jesus did not speak so that others were impressed, he spoke so others could understand and the same with Cochise.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Elijah, if I may add my 2 cents worth to the dialogue--I am a somewhat intelligent person, but your words confuse and befuddle me, leaving me feeling dumb as a stump. That, I believe, is what Eric is objecting to, the fact that your lofty prose leaves 99 percent of us scratching our heads in bewilderment. If comments do not positively contribute to an article they are not of help to the readers.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I guess that is my problem, Eric, after all it is written that someone would use "another tongue and stammering lips" in conveying his massage, maybe I'm one of those. We will find out as the appointed time arrives.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah I can read this and understand much of it. But about 1%+ or - can. Why would they even try if you cannot relate it to man or woman? Moses got freaked out. But God saw fit to let him communicate. You do not have that skill yet. And I think Moses had someone to do that for him.

      Get back in tune with us people or keep your ramblings to yourself. I am rude and crude in saying this but you need a slap and cold water for people to get what you say.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      No Soul Will Ever Be Lost according to the the scriptures, Eric, so how can anyone be lost? We can only not survive the termination of civilization by being one of the 5 wise (5% of earth's population) virgins to enter Armageddon to survive.

      I don't see how how my saying [That isn't preaching. I preached during my "spiritual gestating" days and a few times after my "new birth," because "I was telling people what to do" in those days. What I doing on here is explaining the understanding my New Birth have endowed me with for the people to take it, leave it or objectively argue their points.] is unenlightened unless no one else has had a "New Birth". Paul said "the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." A new birth is invisible but recognized by everyone who have had one it follows the pattern of a physical birth. They have a conception, gestation period, a trivial and finally a birth where it is first a baby, child, adolescent and finally an adult or boy or girl. How is it a "Spiritually Born" person don't understand the process they went through?

      Maybe it is you who is riding "Pegasus" riding so high on the various schoolings by civilization that your spiritual eyes and ears are closed to spiritual things. After all it is written multiple times that the Christ said "[one] that hath an ear, let [them] hear what the Spirit saith," I guess if we are not born again we can't hear spiritual things.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill it is wonderful to hear from my coach.

      Isn't that cool that we can be three or more of us gathered in His name all by ourselves.

      Maybe strange but with you I add mentor and good friend. Perhaps the trinity is just the beginning of who we are.

      Elijah is a treat to me. Probably as far out there and unrelatable that a human can be to others. I find myself liking it as much as my bible study student who came to me with doubts. Confabulation comes to mind.

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      William Kovacic 

      3 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      There sure are a bunch if three-in-ones out there, Eric. I know it's not perfect. It doesn't exactly describe the Trinity, but I kind of look at the trinity as I look at myself. I'm a husband to my dear wife. I'm a father to my children. I'm a pastor to my congregation - all wrapped up in one person. Hey, Buddy, I don't get Elijah. What's that all about?

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You still do not get it. You looked over what you wrote. How enlightening that must be for you. I look over what you wrote. Unless you start listening to others you are lost. And you are.

      Us peoples do not want to hear what we cannot even have a clue what you are saying. Get that and get it straight. If you were sent here as a prophet, hang up your shoes because not a danged one of us understand you.

      Are you feeling me bro? Your mountain place is great for you but we live down here. Do you need to be so bad ass that we do not understand you?

      Get off Pegasus and join us. I like the fish and salad I prepare. Do you eat Ambrosia with the gods every night?

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      How so? Eric. What I BELIEVE is you know what I am saying is true but are not willing to even think about it. 99% of the time when a person is self-centered and not willing to embrace another's views they will fight the other person. Didn't they teach you that in philosophy school?

      I apologize because I can't see any way what I a saying is the "believe me or else" attitude. I keep looking over what I've said and can't see it. I am not saying anyone is wrong because my findings is no right nor wrong way thing to believe, everything everyone does is the destiny of their incarnation.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You once again prove my point. You once again want us to accept your views. Elijah get over it and accept you want people to believe what you believe. That is great and maybe some do.I am not buying it as discourse. It is a "do as I think" approach inappropriate for my parishioners. I assume most are smarter than me.

      Stop forcing your views on people.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      That isn't preaching. I preached during my "spiritual gestating" days and a few times after my "new birth," because "I was telling people what to do" in those days. What I doing on here is explaining the understanding my New Birth have endowed me with for the people to take it, leave it or objectively argue their points.

      I am not Donald John Trump, thank you, LOL, who doesn't open the door unless you bow to him as, as he has now said, "the chosen one" that he is to fulfill Nebuchadnezzar's being evicted by God.

      I have my glasses on and recognize how you are led to present your views, so should I obey you and ignore how I am directed to present what I am shown? How does one get to objective compare their views with others if the other doesn't present something clearly revealing how they think? To present and receive things objectively brings faster understanding than to have a vague knowledge of what is being told us "when we are objective" in giving and receiving. If we think what we present is unconditionally true, nothing actually is because of some's unwillingness to be objective, although we are not dictating we are not able to receive.

      Maybe that is why it appears I'm a Trump. LOL

      Peace.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Now see again my good friend your are doing it again. You are not questioning you are preaching.

      A truly good soul opens the door and does not close it. You slam it shut with your entitlement that others should believe you.

      Put on your glasses and read ten of my sermons together maybe and you will see that I posit questions for others to answer themselves or together with their God.

      In that vein do you think others should follow you or follow their own heart?

      My truth is to provide provocation and questions for each to decipher for themselves. Sure I preach love but only in a manner for each to reconcile for themselves. If I force my will then where is theirs? Now you know full well I can cite much of the Dharma and Bible by heart but those are commands mainly and that is not my calling.

      (now with all that said my nerf bun is fully locked and loaded for my sons return from a swimming play date and the surf board is in the car for our trip to the beach) I simply do not practice what I preach.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Eric, "truth" is a proven understanding lived without being attached or rejective of anything. When "liberated by living the truth" one objectively discuss not for proving right or wrong but to see "cause, effects and consequences" for a clear understanding of the purpose for everything. Indifference is giving everything the opportunity to be and/or do without requiring another's approval but led by one's willingness to know cause, effects and consequences. That is the purpose for our having incarnated the zillions of times as everything earth is made of and specie here, only by that are we able to, as dominion means, "exceed the ability of the earth and everything hereon as explained in my "Why Be Born Again" hub.

      Is that a bit clearer, my friend?

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah I think you should be clear to us. Only us very strange people enjoy out dialogues. Strange meaning the true term.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Denise,

      Check this crazy cray out. My undergraduate is Philosophy with a whole lot of Theology and Ecclesiastic thrown in. I preached for a few years and was a pseudo Canonical Lawyer for Anglican and ECUSA for a bit. I am on my fourth year of online catechism studies by those out of hand Bishops.

      I can walk one side up and the other side down of the religious notions of the Trinity. It is fascinating but only for someone like me. So I do not go around directly preaching it. I don't think anyone would read it if I did. Except maybe priests. Let me know if you want it properly explained.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      It is neutral because IT IS TRUTH.

      If that was to me, thanks Denise.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 weeks ago from Fresno CA

      The Trinity is indeed a mystery. I heard a lot of people try to explain it but very few really do a good job of it. Nice try.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Without further adieu tell me why what you just wrote is not negative. I mean by that that it seems you are telling me what not to do. Seems you're offering me a box which I can crawl in.

      My method is more about developing your own thinking and if you care your own box but not telling others to crawl in your box.

      This why these are called "Sermons". They are not.

      I go with the "wedding song". Two or more are gathered in love, and thought takes a back seat.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Eric, Love is an addition to, Hate is rejecting with addition, Apathy is I don't care at all and Indifference is I accept while disapproving of being attached. Yes, indifference integrates Yin with Yang preventing the magnetic attachment effect and the repulsion. What you don't understand is the definition of the "hu" prefix of human means "cut from" and the "wo" prefix from woman means "woven from man" which divided Yin from Yang which is the cause for attachments and rejecting. Get 2 magnets and see if the 2 Yins or Yangs will attract their like ends to each other and how they will continue to attach themselves to their opposites. The Neutrons of atoms will attract both the electrons and protons (if it was allowed) without a polarity change while electrons and protons will unite into neutrons. The neutrons are "man" or god while Yin and Yang are "hu" or "wo"man.

      So, brother Eric, the way for you to "teach or preach that and connect" is to understand the words' and their pre, suffixes and main subject's definitions and include them in your teachings. There are "subject" words which are altered by their pre and suffixes and I noticed during my lasts years of high school that they were not being taught how they alter words. (I didn't want anymore academic schooling after 7th grade but my school-teacher mother said "finish high school or find you someplace else to live" so I finished.) It is written "my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge, where there is no knowledge the people perishes" so if one wants to teach and preach one should "study to show themselves approved how to divided the words of truth."

      Peace.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      No Elijah you have destroyed Yin and Yang and the importance of not caring (Apathy) So ethereal you lose track of the practical and our human condition. Can Joe on the street follow you. I bet your butt he can follow me.

      Sunday Sermons are meant for you and me in the day to day reality of life. Should I speak of such lofty ideas that my friends wish me not around? Is that your indifference - not caring that we could help and make a difference rather than be arrogant and no things we cannot relate to others.

      I have worked real hard to remain common. I have met a lot of intellectuals that make me sick. I have me philosophers who can only relate to philosophers and they make me sick.

      I have fought hard to remain with my brothers and not above them or below them.

      Fancy pantsy spiritualism stuff bores me. How could I teach or preach that and connect? Impossible. Bring it down to our and my fellow masses.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I am having Government problems, Eric, they don't appear to want me to post on here. About 3 months ago I notice a loose screw in my MacBook Pro and about a month later I had trouble with my mouse-pad, I began to be unable to control it. Last month I took it to the Apple Store and ordered a complete visual and diagnostic investigation, showing them the loose screws and required replacement. They found I needed a new "pad" and ordered it but discovered the screws had been stripped so they ordered and replace my whole keyboard pad.

      I wrote that yesterday along with another post but this morning I discovered neither had been posted so I asked HubPages if hackers could prevent them and waited a while. I came back online to find the other post, Betty asking if God authorized Donald J Trump, had not been posted so I wrote it again and came back to you and see yours had been posted.

      It would have been nice to meet you in person had you come, then we could really fight it out.

      Indifference is defined "in the difference between opposites" and eliminates the recognition of either as an individual, therefore it makes the opposites ghost (disappear) by being integrated into each other. So, if we make the condition of their integrating encompass the whole then we can't see either (the posting) but the union. An example is Iron ore, it makes the deoxidize look of Iron disappear so the iron has ghosted when it is ore.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Dora. We will see how much of this Gabe gets. But I have to be careful there. Dora I always look up to you for your wonderful knowledge of scripture - thanks.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elija I was about to come check on you I have not from you in a while.

      Now I do think that a whole (holy) lot of our differences are semantics and vocabulary.

      Although quite clearly I tend toward love empiricism and you toward indifference and mysticism. Certainly neither proper to adopt whole (holy).

      If there is indifference then there is apathy the only opposite to love.

      More on this I am sure :-)

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      "Hugs are at least a trinity deal." You always manage to include love and love expressions. And thanks for the extended notions of "trinity"

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Greetings Brother Eric, I see we have "the Christian riddle of the ages" for thought today. Let me see if I can solve if for you as the old philosophy I am.

      Let's take the trinity of the opposite of love and hate (I know you disagree but so be it). They have the joining point of indifference - "defined as in the difference between opposites" - where neither love nor hate exists but homogenizes so much so that neither of the opposites is recognized. In my early life I called it loving with hate until I realized "indifference" means the same, to be in that place that neither opposite is recognizable.

      In the 24 hours of the day we have it twice a day, exactly in the middle of first light and sunrise and again in the center of sunset and dark. It is the difference of both light and dark and are call by the Buddha "the middle path" and by the Christ "the straight way with the narrow gate." That is also what Christians call "father, son and holy ghost." Let us call the father "darkness" since it is all encompassing while the son would then be the time of light where the shadows beneath most things is so light that we call it shade and shadow. That leaves the middle instant between sunset and sunrise makes light and dark disappear, the holy (whole's) ghost (disappearance). After all, it is written "the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that (we) are without excuse."

      I enjoyed the reading but had to add my "two bits" worth.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda I hope you are having as much fun as me today. This morning I was playing around and declaring to look for Jesus under my son's bed. Tomorrow I will have the Gabe on the other-side so Jesus can't slip away. Looking for Jesus never gets old.

      I refuse to be as old as my children.

      Another one: Anger, relax and love. I also love my fruit, Grow, pick and eat.

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      Linda Lum 

      4 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, here's another trinity for you. I listened to an interview with an elderly couple last week (they had been married for over 70 years). She said the key to "J-O-Y" is loving Jesus first, then Others, then Yourself.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Billybuc you are always lifting me up. I cannot appreciate you more. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I'll sit through one of your sermons any old day. Makes sense to me and that takes some doing. Stand on that pulpit, buddy. I'm listening hard.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ajodo I really like that one. I will be thinking of it all day. I just finished my morning dancing with music and singing. I would reckon that is a trinity also.

      Cocoanut Woman by Harry Belafonte is the sound today. Thanks for coming by.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Flourish. "Take it on faith". No darned "reason". It is funny that religious type folks try rationalize things.

      I think I started this series in 2015. It was originally designed for Christians who did not attend church. I was still an active preacher then. Now it is inclusive and not divisive, I just love diversity in faith.

      Folks who study the Bible see the references but I prefer to not do a slam it down your throat method.

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      Ajodo Endurance Uneojo 

      4 weeks ago from Lokoja, Nigeria.

      How about the eyes, the nose and the mouth? Aren't they the trinity? Well, Eric...

      I could rather enjoy the song and get lost.

      Ghost?

      Trinity?

      I scared!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 weeks ago from USA

      I’ve asked religiously inclined people to explain the Trinity as it seems like the symbols are conflated. I prefer your discussion to any I have heard.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tim I had a hard time last night. Kind of unusual. My wife got full on upset about when I missed the bucket. I just soon realized how fantastic it was that she treats me as normal.

      People tell me I should not be at peace with cancer. But that is part of my trinity.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      I have never understood the concept of trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, As my minister explained, the Holy Ghost is the comforter, and we all know God is our Father and Jesus, God's son who died on a cross for all our sins. It is still complicated. As I see it, it takes a lot of faith to believe in the trinity. Someday we will see it all clearly. As you say, " Love is the key that unlocks the mysteries. " and there's the Devil's angels on earth, Lordy I think of Angels as being wonderful! Well I guess I had better stop because confusion is starting to soar. Thank you Eric for sharing thoughts that makes me stop and deeply think. God's peace and healing.

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      Tim Truzy 

      4 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Excellent article, Eric. Love, peace, and happiness happens to be one of my favorite trinities. Your writing always reminds me to keep them close to the heart, mind, and soul.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela, we are very quiet right now. Here in the Southwestern desert we take Siestas. The 100 degrees gets a bit much. I hate the concept of air conditioning. But you have got to check the Shostakovich Overture stuff.

      It cools this old worried soul.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      The Trinity is an interesting concept, which you wrote about today. as always you tied this to love, and isn't that what makes the world go round? I liked your song choices today as they fit in nicely with your topic. I am blessed as well Eric, as I have read your Sunday sermon. Have a great week.

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