It is 7th June 2020. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The readings are from Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9; the second reading is from 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; and the Gospel from John 3:16-18. One God in Three divine persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Three Person are distinct from one another; equal and one with the same substance and nature with the Father. The most professed doctrine of our Christian Faith. We all began our faith journey in and through Trinity and submit ourselves in the same. We are baptized in the Trinity. It is the mystery of our faith. However, complicated it may appear yet with faith and love everything unclear disappear. God alone can reveal this to us. It is the deposit of our faith, the cornerstone and basic.
St. Gregory of Nazianzus summarizes: “I give you but one divinity and power, existing one in three, and containing the three in a distinct way. Divinity without disparity of substance or nature, without superior degree that raises up or inferior degree that casts down. . . the infinite co-naturality of three infinites. Each person considered in himself is entirely God. . . the three considered together. . . I have not even begun to think of unity when the Trinity bathes me in its splendor. I have not even begun to think of the Trinity when unity grasps me.”
The everlasting spark of Trinitarian love ignites the creation, salvation, mission continued in every person who profess, proclaim and practices the truth revealed in the Most Holy Trinity.
Father is the source and origin of the Trinity. The missions of the Son and the outpouring gifts of the Holy Spirit are the expressions of Father’s love for the creation. Three are distinct yet inseparable in all what they do. The unity, love and the mission of the Trinity is continued in our love and life towards God and one another. Trinitarian love is selfless and mutually sharing constantly and consistently revealing hope, faith and love. Our faith is baseless without the Trinity. The simple sign of the cross with which we begin everything and close everything in our life. Though the understanding of the Trinity is challenging for most of us, we believe in One God in their love, sacrifice and sanctifying grace. Our faith in the Trinity propels us to promote unity, peace and respect for all human beings. The moment we hate and discriminate we deny and live the opposite of vision and mission of the Trinity on earth. What we around the world today is our faith is far from the way we relate with God. We have two different criteria in relating and translating our love towards God and people around. The unity of love we witness is a missing element in our faith commitments. We treat people and segregate them in our churches, society and the work environment.
God does not like and pleased with an extraordinary adoration and piety when we lack a minimal respect for the humanity at large.
The first reading teaches us the characteristics of God as tenderness, compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness. How can we who believe such a loving God behave so mean, divisive, and indifferent?
In the second reading St. Paul urges the people of Corinth to live in peace and harmony. Our love needs to be transforming, faith needs to be forthcoming, compassion needs to be compelling. Voices of the oppressed need to be acknowledged through our communion, sharing and participation of their daily struggles not just appearing to fight for them when a violence and ill-treatment happened to them.
Trinitarian giving, receiving and unifying to make it complete needs to be noticed in our life. The profound communion of the Trinity of love and life are not just to be revered but to be riveted in our life. mercy and compassion of the Father, the unconditional love and sacrifice of the Son, the selfless sharing of the Spirit are the principles of our faith need to be inculcated.
The gospel passage from St John tells us that God sent his Son to redeem and save the world and that that redemption was won by the Son’s death. We are told that God did this because he wanted all people to ‘have eternal life’. All who believe in Jesus, and who live out that belief, will one day be joined with the Trinity in eternal life, whereas those who refuse to believe will lose that life. The mystery of inner life of Trinity are to be revealed in our unpacking of daily life. As Trinity is personal, relational, loving, unifying, so be it in our life. Lillian McDonnell: “The Father sends the Sn in the Spirit to touch and transform the world and Church, leading them in the Spirit, through the Son/Christ to the Father.” We are the image of the triune God, let us continue to demonstrate through our life what we believe in the Trinity. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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