Saturday, July 24, 2004

Gag me with a Trinity

Okay, just for fun, am browsing popular Saskatchewan baby names for the last year. Can you believe that 34 people named their girls "Trinity" last year?

I am a Catholic, but the Trinity still has me mystified after all these years. In fact, the other day I realized that when I pray, I never pray to Jesus. I don't know what to do with Jesus. Isn't God the Big Guy?? Shouldn't you go to the top, if you want something?

I got a funny issue of the Watchtower a few years ago from some JoHo's who came to the door. The main article was about what Jesus really looked like. In the image that they had of him, he had short, groomed hair and a nice little well-trimmed beard. He looked more like Norm from This Old House than he looked like Jesus. He certainly didn't look like an unwashed prophet. And he certainly didn't look Jewish.

Anyway, back to me (isn't it all about me??). I have some sort of prayer-Jesus disconnect. Will have to read the tales of Narnia again. Perhaps a little C. S. Lewis fantastical theology will give me a kick-start. Have heard recently that someone is thinking of republishing Narnia without the Christian undertones. How stupid is that?? What is Narnia without the theology? Clive Staples would roll over in his grave, it's a certainty.


Blogger liz said...

I suspect the rise in Trinitys has a great deal more to do with The Matrix than anything else.

I think a lot of people do pray specifically to Jesus, not wanting to go over his head, if you like.

Recently bought a giant hardcopy version (used, from Amazon of course) of the Narnia chronicles for my "reading copy," as my individual paperback copies from childhood are tattered to bits. It had not only the same illustrations (Pauline Baynes) that I loved as a child, but additional ones that apparently never made it to paperback! Wonderful.

7:02 am  
Blogger argotnaut said...

In my Baptist upbringing, I was taught that you HAVE to go through the proper channels -- "No one comes unto the father but by me," or something like that. So I guess JC is some kind of divine receptionist.

10:34 am  
Blogger Liddy said...

Jesus said to pray to the Father and to ask for things in his name... so you're still going straight to the big guy, but you've been authorized.

8:40 am  

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