“If you really want to understand a culture, then you have to understand the language. It is no good visiting a country, looking at its historic sites, reading translations of its literature, finding out its history. That is why maintaing indigenous languages is so important to preserving cultural identity. The same is true of the Christian faith. to understand it fully you must learn its language, and its language is the Trinity. The Trinity is the language in which Christian truth is spoken. It gives shape to the truth. The Trinity is no peripheral, let alone optional. It is the marvellous, wonderful heart of our faith.”
From Delighting in the Trinity: Just Why Are Father, Son and Spirit Such Good News?. It isn’t often that I come across a short quote that covers so much ground and which links mission practice and the nature of God. Told you it was a good book!