He cannot measure out the Undivided Light.

“When I say God, I mean Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. No sooner do I conceive of the One than I am illumined by the Splendor of the Three; no sooner do I distinguish Them than I am carried back to the One. When I think of any One of the Three I think of Him as the Whole, and my eyes are filled, and the greater part of what I am thinking of escapes me. I cannot grasp the greatness of That One so as to attribute a greater greatness to the Rest. When I contemplate the Three together, I see but one torch, and cannot divide or measure out the Undivided Light.”

-St. Gregory the Theologian, On Baptism

3 thoughts on “He cannot measure out the Undivided Light.

  1. When I read quotes like these I wonder why I don’t think more deeply. Thankfully my faith doesn’t depend on deep thinking. The Trinity will be more understandable, I suppose, when we are with the God head in heaven. Maranatha.


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