Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hail The Blessed Trinity!

The Holy Scriptures tell us that God is a mystery of unity and trinity. 
Put simply, the Mystery of God is this: 
God is a Single Divine Being, composed of a Trinity of Three Divine Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  
  • The Father is truly God. 
  • The Son is truly God. 
  • The Holy Spirit is truly God. 
But, there are not THREE Gods!  There is only ONE God!

When it comes to the idea of Three Persons in One God, our minds short-circuit. Our minds come face to face with a mystery which we will never be able to grasp during this earthly life.  And yet, every aspect of our earthly lives is filled with the presence of the One God Who is Three Persons! For example:
  • Think of what you have seen of life, of goodness, of wonder.
  • Think of the most beautiful sunrise you've ever seen, the most beautiful flower you've ever touched, the most delicious fruit you've ever tasted, the most magnificent animals of the forest, sky, or ocean.
  • Think of the miracle of the birth of your children.
Any of these aspects of your earthly life will tell you about God the Father, our Creator!
  • Think of what you know about right and wrong, about love, compassion, and mercy, about peace, and justice.
  • Think of your hopes in the midst of despair, about your ability to forgiveothers and to be forgiven by others.
  • Think of the sufferings and betrayals you have had to bear and the strength and grace you found to bear them.
  • Think of the agonies of your personal Good Fridays and the miracles of your personal Easter Sundays.
Any of these aspects of your earthly life will tell you about God the Son, our Redeemer!
  • Think of what you really feel passionate about.
  • Think of those you most love -- love in the deepest, most secret part of your heart.
  • Think of what you are willing to die for -- and what you are hoping to live for.
Any of these aspects of your earthly life will tell you about God the Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier!

Our Lord Jesus taught us: "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."

On this Solemnity of The Blessed Trinity, we celebrate the core of our Catholic Faith: We celebrate the loving providence of the Father Who continually invites us back to Him.
We celebrate the selfless servanthood of Christ, the Son of God, our Redeemer, Who emptied Himself to become like us -- in order that we might become like Him.
We celebrate the joyful love of the Holy Spirit, Who is that Unique Unity of the Father and the Son, and Who unites us to God and to one another.

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit are present to us in so many ways, and reveal Themselves through the Church, the Sacraments, and many holy people. 
May we always keep our eyes and ears and senses, and souls, opened to God  the Father Who creates us, The Son Who redeems us, and The Holy Spirit Who sanctifies us.

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