On this Sunday, when we celebrate one of the most favorite feasts in the liturgical calendar, the Most Holy Trinity, Christians throughout the centuries have professed their belief in One God. A God who is transcendent (Far from us), and yet immanent (close with us, Emmanuel). So, to understand better the deeper meaning of today’s feast, let us focus on these values: love, relationships, and unity. In fact, the different names given to this same reality, God, have intimate connection with these values.
We believe in God who lives in a relationship: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And since we are His creatures essentially living in this relationship too, because Jesus who revealed the Father has introduced us to the same relationship, Paul reminds us that we are sons and daughters of God. In that regard, heirs of God, fellow heirs with Christ, and the Spirit has made this possible. As a result of that, this relationship should be reflected amongst us as brothers and sisters, family, and the community of believers in Christ Jesus.
In the Gospel by Mathew, Jesus sends us to teach others of this relationship that reveals God in our lives. As we do so, the promise of Jesus to be with us always to the end of time will come true. Remembering that through his son, God revealed himself as love and when love is proclaimed and lived, God is present. The unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is because of their love. This love is a life-giving force to our relationship with one another. Indeed, Love creates unity stronger than purely physical unity and therefore, when we love one another, we reveal God who is love and close to us, a God who is life-giving, and the principal source of our unity.
Therefore, brethren, 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 also related to all with compassion and tenderness. Moses reminds us of this tenderness in the first reading through signs and wonders. 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. Let these values thrive in our lives, let God be our center and pivot in life. And 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.