Bringing the Text to Life

The Palindromic God Isaiah 6:1-8

The Palindromic God

Holy, holy, holy -- the God who is "Three in One; One in Three."

At a Glance

Palindrome enthusiasts enjoy their work so much that they hold an annual contest. The awards are called SymmyS. This led us to think about our Isaiah text and the doctrine of the Trinity -- Our God who is "three in one; one in three."

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Spiritual RealAge," June 18, 2000, at

Are you stressed about desserts?

Do you like to air an aria?

Did you see a A Santa at NASA last Christmas?

Then you might be an expert in the world of palindromes.

Palindromes, of course, are words or phrases that can be spelled backwards to make the same or other words and phrases. The sentence, "Madam, I'm Adam," for example, reads the same backward and forward, just like the name Bob, or a historical palindrome like, "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama." You could jump into a "race car" and you'd be on your way to palindromic bliss.

In fact, some people have gotten so good at ...

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