THEME: SIGN AND SOURCE OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY- ONE PURPOSE ONE GOAL
(Exodus 34:4-6,8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18)
We celebrate today the highest and most fundamental mystery of the Christian faith – the Holy Trinity. What is this feast about? The Church celebrates the fact that in ONE GOD, we have a plurality of persons: of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This does not make three Gods but one God who revealed himself in the course of human history in terms of these three persons.
At creation, it was about the Father; and with the fall and redemption of man, the Son was more immanent and with the death, resurrection and ascension events of Jesus, the eternal task of sanctification by the Holy Spirit was inaugurated. They are plural in their personhood, yet one in essence. Human language being finite, cannot give a total understanding of this mystery.
At a Confirmation Mass, on a Sunday like today, the bishop asked the candidates during his sermon for a definition of the Blessed Trinity. One of them, a girl answered very softly, “The Blessed Trinity is three Persons in one God.” The bishop, who was using a hearing aid, replied, “Sorry, I didn’t quite understand what you said.” And the little girl replied, “My lord, you are not supposed to, because the Blessed Trinity is a Mystery.”
One of the basic ways of gathering some facts of living is by looking at the communication of the persons of the Trinity. There is a mutual indwelling inherent in God; for in all acts of the person of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit are involved and vice versa. The attributes they possess and which we ought to aim at possessing are: Unity, Equality, Respect, Love and more. To be a Christian is to be related to God in the same manner of our LOVE to GOD and HUMANITY. Do we really believe in God? Or do we worship other gods? There’s only one God, the almighty, the creator, the sustainer and finisher of all.
Today, we are called to imitate the oneness in the Holy Trinity. May we be agents of this same oneness even amidst human diversity in our world. We pray with St. Paul in the second reading from 2 Corinthians 13:13: “may the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, Amen.”
HAPPY TRINITY SUNDAY!