2020-06-07Holy TrinityRev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min.

We believe in the Trinity, One God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This mystery is difficult to comprehend. It is beyond our intelligence. The term Trinity is not even found in the Bible.

How do we know about the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We have to go back to what Jesus talked about. Jesus often talked about the intimate relationship that He had with God the Father. He called him his "Abba" or daddy. The Jewish people of his time thought that what Jesus was saying was blasphemous.

Jesus, when he was about to die, talked about the coming of the Holy Spirit into the lives of his disciples. Although Jesus was leaving this earth, his presence would remain as the Holy Spirit.

There are three persons in one God or three modes of existence or three operations which are distinct.

I have often used water to help us understand the mystery of the Trinity Water is H20. Water can exist as free flowing. It can exist as ice or it can exist as steam.

Here is another illustration to help us understand the Trinity.

A composer thinks of a symphony. He then puts it on paper and then it is played as music.

Our God is a God of love. But love is not truly love until it is given away. Love is about relationships.

God the Father gives his love to his Son and the Son returns that love to the Father. That love that is given is the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is with us always. When we manifest that love in our lives, the reign of God is evident in the world.

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