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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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The Most Holy Trinity, the Undivided Unity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit One
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Ex. 34:4-6.8-9, 2 Cor. 13:11-13, Jn 3:16-18. On this day, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the Undivided Unity. Today’s Solemnity is chiefly a celebration of the wonder of God and of our delight in having revealed to us some of the depths involved in the life of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and our share in that Divine Life. The commandments given to Moses in today's first reading reveals more of who God is. Moses describes the chosen people as ‘headstrong’ and God as a compassionate Father. Israelites in the wilderness were tempted to worship a molten idol which they could see and touch because they could not understand the mystery of God. The dialogue between God and humanity which liberates to have clearer understanding of God and reaches its most perfect expression in the life of Jesus, the Word made flesh.

We cannot see the entire depth of mystery of the Holy Trinity not because it is dark, but because there is too much light for our weak eyes. We need the eyes of faith, which involves having our eyes strengthened and opened further by God about His life as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Today’s Gospel describes God who sent His Son to save us from the dire effects of that rebellious spirit and to offer those who believe in Him nothing less than life eternal – an eternity of loving friendship with the Lord of all. As Paul reminds us in today's second reading, the community that was born in the disciples who responded to the Son of God became increasingly aware that God calls us to moral perfection which is completely attainable if we are open to God’s Spirit. The Trinitarian formula used by Paul is connected to the final mandate of Jesus: "Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." More literally in the Greek text: "...baptise into the name of the Father, into the Son and into the Holy Spirit." These are three expressions of one and the same love that bind all creation into a loving communion with the Father through His Son and in His Spirit, a God who is both present to us but whose inner life remains mysterious. We are on a journey into God, a journey into the dynamic life of the Holy Trinity. It is a journey into love.

May the Lord enlighten our minds and hearts so that we may come to the fullness of God and be drawn to Him! Amen!! Stay safe and save life, Jesus loves you, happy Holy Trinity Sunday!!!

 
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