In the logic of the catholic celebrations, today’s celebration is the fulfillment of the revelation of the mystery of God, who gradually manifested himself as Father, as Son, and as Spirit. (We heard about that last week: the celebration of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to us to help us to understand the mystery of God).
He revealed to us that God is love “not in the unity of a single person, but in the Trinity of a single substance” (Preface): The Trinity is creator and merciful Father; Only Begotten Son, eternal Wisdom incarnate, died and risen for us; it is finally the Holy Spirit, who moves everything, cosmos and history, toward the final recapitulation. Three persons who are one God because the Father is love, the Son is love, and the Spirit is love. God is love and only love, most pure, infinite and eternal love.
The Trinity does not live in splendid solitude, but is rather inexhaustible font of life who unceasingly gives itself and communicates itself. (Benedict XVI) Like the apostles, we are in contact with the Trinity from the beginning because we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is always present in our lives every time we make the sign of the cross, or we are blessed. Even though the Trinity is always with us, we are not always aware nor do we understand how the three persons interact with us, sometimes for the lack of knowledge, other times for the lack of consciousness.
There will always be a part of the trinity that will be a mystery for us. But there is no doubt that the Mystery of the Holy Trinity teaches unity and relationship. Unity of the same divine nature, and relationship between the persons, who without renouncing what belongs to each of them, have a relationship that makes the union stronger. There are many things about the nature of the divine that we will never know or understand. But what we know we should make part of us. I would like to reflect in the obvious teachings: unite and relationship. When we look at God, we don’t see in him division.
We, who are called to be the image of God, should not make, promote, or create any division among us. The union about us should be strong. It should be a union in diversity. The differences among us are the gift we bring to the family, community and society. The uniqueness of each of us enriches others in the same way their uniqueness enhances us. This is something God has been trying to teach us since the beginning but we have struggled to learn.
If we would be more similar to God, all the problems that we face today: hate, discrimination, separation, etc…would not exist, because we would be united. But not in some formal union, but in a union that is born from respect and cultivated by love that we have for each other. Because that is how the real union should be sustained.
I encourage you to develop a union with the Father, as son or daughter, a relationship with the Son, to learn how to live, and with the Holy Spirit, that He will make us strong to accomplish what we see and learn from in Jesus. Let us pray to Mary who was the person who developed that relationship with the Divine, as a daughter of the Father, mother of the Son, and Wife of the Holy Spirit. That she will help us to be in this world with a solid reflection of the unity and love that we see and celebrate in the Trinity.