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Do you know who Dorothy Day was? She was a radical socialist who became a Catholic; she always kept her passion for the poor and her distrust of authority throughout her life. She died in 1982.
She was always betting into trouble. One of my favorite photos of her shows her surrounded by armed police at a demonstration. She’s sitting only a few feet from them, her legs crossed casually as she looks them in the eye.
Dorothy’s autobiography is called The Long Loneliness. It’s a wonderful book. You should read it! The book’s title is taken from a famous passage in it:
“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”
And that’s what Trinity Sunday is all about. Love in community. God, who is love, is also a community, and the Trinity teaches us how to live in community and love. We’ve been exploring community recently: the disciples commanded to form a worldwide community at the Ascension, the community animated by the Spirit at Pentecost, and next week we’ll celebrate community in the Body and Blood of Jesus.