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The Blessed Trinity: June 15

The Blessed Trinity is a profound mystery and, at the same time, an awesome revelation of God. Our human understanding can never grasp the fullness of it. Only by Faith will it be revealed to whom and whenever God sees our readiness. 
 
God has been revealed — have we noticed? 
 
The scriptures have evidences of passages where Jesus shows us the Trinity. Three major events are recorded:
  • The Incarnation (Luke 1:35)
  • The Baptism of Jesus ((Matthew 3:17)
  • The Transfiguration (Luke 9:35)
The Trinity is a family of persons whose life is love. This divine family desires our total happiness and wants to dwell within us (John 14:23). God wants us to know this family of persons as one who knows and loves us infinitely. 
 
Pay attention to the next time you bless yourself  “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Or when you pray “Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Notice that “name” is single . This clearly reveals the Three Persons in One Godhead.
 
Before the Ascension, Jesus instructed the Apostles “to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” We Live by Faith. I read a quote once (I cannot remember by whom) but it has always stayed with me — “for those who believe no proof is necessary; For those who do not believe, no proof is possible.” God has been revealed: We pray together for a strengthening of that Faith in all peoples.
 
“Grant this, O Father, Only Son, and Holy Spirit. God of Grace,  
To whom all glory, Three in One, 
Be given in every time and place.”
—Cardinal Newman

Suggestions for Prayer

  • Take a walk; notice in nature the many things that you see which speak of “three in one” — Trinity symbols.
  • Use Scripture passages – let God reveal this “Trinity mystery” in a new relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • Read these helpful scripture passages: Luke 1:35; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22; Luke 9:35; John 15:26; and Matthew 28:19. 
Loretta Rollheiser CSJ
 

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