The Most Holy Trinity Year A


This Sunday, as we celebrate the mystery of the Trinity: one God in three persons, he is revealed as tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness. God is the Lover (Father, Creator), the Beloved (Son, Savior), and the Love which flows between them (Holy Spirit, Counsellor). Our readings help us see who God is and what he does for us.

In the first reading, Moses’ obedience and humility are revealed as he calls on God from the top of Mount Sinai, pleading for the obstinate people of Israel. In responding, the Lord describes himself as “a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness.”

 In the Gospel, Jesus tells Nicodemus of the overwhelming love God has for the world in sending his Son to be its Savior. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, Paul’s wish for the discordant Corinthians is peace, unity, fellowship, and love. Through these gifts, Paul encourages us to reveal the qualities of God seen in Jesus, gifted to us through the Holy Spirit and gifted to others through our behavior.

The Psalm, taken from the book of Daniel, gives praise and glory to God, exalting him above all forever.

The love the Holy Trinity has for us in the humility, harmony, and mutual love of the three persons invites us to share in it and in life. And therefore, let’s join St Paul’s blessing this week, that ‘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.