The Sacrament of Breastfeeding #6: Mastitis and the Trinity

In honour of my wife Rachael…


Welcome! This is a reworking of an earlier post, from March 2013 (just so I’m not soliciting undue sympathy: I’m fine now!). 

What does mastitis have to do with the Trinity? Check out this cool series on the Sacrament of Breastfeeding |

Being a woman equals being in community. The same might feel true for men (I hope it does), but I can’t write that blog post, being in possession, as I am, of two X chromosomes.

One of the virtues of the mind-bending, paradoxical, beautiful, tricksy Christian doctrine of the Trinity (God is Three and One and Three-in-One) is its demonstration that community is at the core of personhood. The amazing God-of-the-Universe is perpetually, ontologically in community, and we who are created in God’s image, to reflect some of God’s essence, are built the same way.

It may (or may not) be that women have an easier time accessing this sense of belonging to a web of other warm bodies.

'Dance Rhythm' Sculpture by John Brown Dance Rhythm, sculpture by John Brown.


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