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Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 9.28.09 pm    THREE DIMENSIONS

"In space, you can move in three ways - to left or right, backwards or forwards, up or down
Every direction is either one of these  three or a compromise between them. They are called the three Dimensions.
Now notice this. If you are using only one dimension, you could draw only a straight line.
If you a using two, you could draw a figure: say, a square. And a square is made of four straight lines.
Now a step further. If you have three dimensions, you can then build what we call a solid body: say, a cube - a thing like a dice or a lump of sugar. And a cube is made of six squares.
Do you see the point?
A world of one dimension would be a straight line.
In a two-dimensional world, you still get straight lines, but many lines make one figure.
In a three-dimensional world, you still get figures but many figures make one solid body.
In other words, as you advance to more real and more complicated levels, you do not leave behind you the things you found on the simpler levels: you still have them, but combined in new ways - in ways you could not imagine if you knew only the simpler levels.

Now the Christian account of God involves just the same principle.
The human level is a simple adn rather empty level.
On the human level one person is one being, and any two persons are two separate beings - just as, in two dimensions (say on a flat sheet of paper) one square is one figure, and any two squares are two separate figures.
On the Divine level you still find personalities; but up there you find them combined in new ways which we, who do not live on that level, cannot imagine.
In God's dimension, so to speak, you find a being who is three Persons while remaining one Being, just a cube is six squares while remaining one cube.
Of course we cannot fully conceive a Being like that: just as, if we were so made that we perceive only two dimensions in space, we could never  properly imagine a cube.
But we can get a sort of faint notion of it". (Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis).

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