The Athanasian Creed—one of three creeds universally received by the Church—describes the nature of the Trinity as “incomprehensible” and its members “incomprehensibles”. These are apt, and pretty much simply accepted by the Church since its beginning.
Until modern times. We don’t deal with mystery well. We need to explain.
Which has led to some contemporary analogies you’ve probably heard: water, egg, three-leaf clover. But don’t use them. Ever.
This Sunday—Trinity Sunday—we’ll look a some important reasons why. These, at least, won’t be incomprehensible. I hope.