The Trinity - i.e., three Persons in One can be better Understood if we FIRST seek to know each Person as revealed from Scriptures themselves… My opening post intends to indicate how our Forebears – the Apostles themselves came to know and speak of Each Person of the Trinity - in a manner suggesting genuine Familiarity… And if they can, so can we, Yes?
For some children, likening the Trinity to a 3-Leaf Clover - and then never going beyond that? … Is too simplistic when compared with what Scriptures reveal…
Additionally, as for me, this general topic - which begins by pointing to Jesus and His Apostles and Followers - goes beyond any simple ‘picture’ (beginning and ending with, eg., a clover) of the Trinity - but onto spiritual “pictures” of our current and even future relationships with God…
Consider: these sections of John which are but a part of Jesus’ Words to both His Apostles, which reflects The Trinity Itself - … including a portion of Jesus’ Prayer of Petition To God the Father - all of which one would have heard were one present at The Last Supper…
It’s a lot of food for thought… … For your personal perusal and meditation.
"It is for your good that I am leaving you. If I do not go, your Advocate will not come, whereas if I go, I will send him to you.
When he comes, he will confute the world, and show where wrong and right and judgement lie. He will convict them of wrong, by their refusal to believe in me; he will convince them that right is on my side, by showing that I go to the Father when I pass from your sight; and he will convince them of divine judgement, by showing that the Prince of this world stands condemned.
’There is still much that I could say to you, but the burden would be too great for you now. However, when he comes who is the Spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but will tell only what he hears; and he will make known to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, for everything that he makes known to you he will draw from what is mine. All that the Father has is mine, and that is why I said, "Everything that he makes known to you he will draw from what is mine."
AFTER THESE WORDS Jesus looked up to heaven and said:
’Father, the hour has come. Glorify thy Son, that the Son may glorify thee. For thou hast made him sovereign over all mankind, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him. This is eternal life: to know thee who alone art truly God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
’I have glorified thee on earth by completing the work which thou gavest me to do; and now, Father, glorify me in thine own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world began.
’But it is not for these alone (The Apostles) that I pray, but for those also who through their words put their faith in me; may they all be one: as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee […] The glory which thou gavest me I have given to them, that they may be one, as we are one; I in them and thou in me, may they be perfectly one.