We are celebrating one of my most favorite feasts in the liturgical calendar, the Most Holy Trinity. Christians throughout the centuries have professed their belief in One God, who is transcendent (Far from us), and yet immanent (close with us, Emmanuel). The feast also resonates with the deeper meaning of love, relationships, and unity in our Christian life.
God lives in a relationship; The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are creatures of God essentially who live in this relationship too because Jesus who revealed the Father introduced us to their relationship. We also share this relationship amongst ourselves as brothers and sisters, family, and the community of believers in Christ Jesus, who was sent by the Father. Similarly, the early Christian community is encouraged by Paul in the second reading, to embody the Trinitarian loving relationship in how they lived with one another.
In the Gospel by John, Jesus reveals to Nicodemus the depth of God’s love for all people. Through his son, God revealed himself as love. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one because God is love, and love is a life-giving force. Love creates unity stronger than purely physical unity. Therefore, when we love one another we reveal God who is love and close with us, God who is life-giving, and the principal source of our unity.
On this feast of the Most Holy Trinity, we are all invited to be drawn deeper into the rhythm of love, relationship, and deeper unity. God became fully human and lived as one of us. He related to all with compassion and tenderness. In the meeting with Moses, God revealed Himself in the form of a cloud, as God rich in compassion and tenderness, slow to anger and rich in kindness. At Pentecost, the Spirit of God was poured into our hearts, the Spirit of love and kindness who unites us as one human family of love, unity, and relationships.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
Joy and Peace.