“I want to show you something” she said. I don’t know who she is, but her voice felt like a breeze. It made me happy, but I don’t know why. “Okay” I replied.
There was a door in front of me, I didn’t notice it before. We walked through it and on the other side was a table stacked with cold meats, cheeses, bread, wine and fruit. Three people were sitting at the table. Two men and a woman. The two men looked a lot like each other, but one was a bit older. The woman was my hostess, now sitting at the table. Strange I didn’t see her moving. They were laughing about something the younger man said and it looked like they didn’t notice me at first.
She said into my ear “this is Jesus” gesturing to the younger man. Apparently she was still next to me. Jesus turned to me. “Hi” I said. He looked at me with interest, smiled and said “this is my Father and you’ve already met the Spirit.”
“Hi.” I gave a little wave. It seemed appropriate at the time. The Father smiled.
“I brought you here to show you who God is. It is rather important” she said. “Who do you think is God?” I was a little dumbstruck. The fact that there were three people in front of me confused me. Seeing my hesitance she said “don’t worry, we don’t expect you to get it right. That’s why you are here.”
“The Father” I said, “or all three of you.” A moment passed and I said “no wait, there is only one God.” “Well you’re actually close to right, Father is God, Jesus is God and I am God, but there is only one God.” the Spirit said.
Seeing my confusion Jesus said “the problem is that you are looking at the three of us and missing the fellowship.” He pause and then said “this is God”, apparently gesturing to the food on the table. I looked at Him sheepishly. “This”, He grabbed the table. “The table?” I asked. “Yes!”
“God is love” the Spirit said. “Love is not a personality in itself, but flows between persons. When you use the word ‘God’ you are actually referring to the space between us. ‘God’ is the family, we are the members.”
The thought was new to me. I gave it a moment and then said “wow, that’s beautiful”. “And important!” Jesus said.
“Why is it important?” as I said it, I realized how selfish it sounds. “Because you are included” the Spirit said. “Included?” “Yes, if ‘God’ was a person and not a space then…” The Father, who had been quiet, interrupted her by raising his hand. He leaned forward, pulled out a chair at the table and said “have a seat.”