In Conversation with God:
Love draws out love… where there is no love, put love, and you will draw out love.
In order to articulate the dogma of the Trinity, the Church had to develop her own terminology with the help of certain notions of philosophical origin: “substance”, “person” or “hypostasis”, “relation” and so on. In doing this, she did not submit the faith to human wisdom, but gave a new and unprecedented meaning to these terms, which from then on would be used to signify an ineffable mystery, “infinitely beyond all that we can humanly understand”.
The Church uses (I) the term “substance” (rendered also at times by “essence” or “nature”) to designate the divine being in its unity, (II) the term “person” or “hypostasis” to designate the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the real distinction among them, and (III) the term “relation” to designate the fact that their distinction lies in the relationship of each to the others.
… you’ve got you and your solitude allowing no more room for me, and you’re giving me the coldest stare to assist my sympathy, but oh, you’ve been so ruined with no sign of relief, so be a burden on me, you could put it down, go on, share your misery, there may be something in ‘we,’ a trace of brightness there that seclusion could not see, oh baby, be a burden on me… in the end i find i can’t contend with your self sufficiency, ’cause you let the echoes in your chest ring out soft and sparingly, but oh, you’ve grown so tired that maybe you’ll concede to be a burden on me, you could put it down, go on, share your misery, there may be something in ‘we,’ a trace of brightness there that seclusion could not see, oh baby, be a burden on me…