"Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; To God who is, who was and who is to come."
Year A 6 The Most Holy Trinity 6/7/2020
Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
To God who is, who was and who is to come.” (Revelation 1:8)
Today we celebrate “The Most Holy Trinity” Sunday. This feast tells us to consider who God is and his personal involvement with humanity.
With intellect, we are able to discern God’s existence, His goodness and omnipotence. St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that the knowledge of God is incomplete without the assistance of divine revelation. “God willed both to reveal himself to man and to give him the grace of being able to welcome this revelation in faith” ( CCC.35).
God’s revelation tells us that he is only one God and exists in an altogether mysterious communion of three divine persons: Father, Son and Spirit. This mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.
The necessity of knowing about God-as-Trinity is that it is in God’s nature to share his life and love. He shared his life and love with another person who is the Son. And because the love of the Father and the Son is so complete, intense and eternal, it is itself a living divine person, who is the Holy Spirit. Our faith in the Most Holy Trinity is a tangible sign of our trust in God.
Celebration of the Eucharist is the ultimate expression of the Trinitarian love of God. We are drawn into that love as a foretaste and promise of eternal life. May the Father, Son and the Spirit intensify within us the desire to share in this divine life of the Most Holy Trinity.
God bless and have a blessed Sunday,