“O superessential Trinity, infinitely divine and good, guardian of the divine wisdom of Christians, lead us beyond all light and everything unknown to the highest summit of the mystical Scriptures, where the simple, absolute and imperishable mysteries of theology are revealed in the luminous darkness of silence.” -Dionysius the Areopagite
Today we celebrate the central mystery of our faith: the eternal God, who is One God, is three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We celebrate that we have been invited into God’s family, to contemplate and enjoy God’s “innermost secret” as it is called by the Catechism.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
I invite you to reflect on these words from St. John Paul II as we celebrate the Holy Trinity:
The divine Trinity, in fact, is at the very origins of existence and history and is present in their final goal. It constitutes the beginning and the end of salvation history. Between the two extremities, the garden of Eden (cf. Gn 2) and the tree of life in the heavenly Jerusalem (cf. Rv 22), flows a long history marked by darkness and light, by sin and grace.
Sin has separated us from the splendour of God’s paradise; redemption brings us back to the glory of a new heaven and a new earth, where “death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more”
…Nevertheless, this mystery which infinitely transcends us is also the reality closest to us, because it is the very source of our being. For in God we “live and move and have our being” (Acts 17: 28)
In the depths of our being, where not even our gaze can penetrate, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God in three persons, are present through grace. Far from being a dry intellectual truth, the mystery of the Trinity is the life that dwells in us and sustains us.
The Trinity sustains us
This mystery at the center of the cosmos is the center of the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ. May we be consoled and inspired today by the love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!