Every Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Every Sunday in our celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus we honour the Blessed Trinity. We worship God. Today the Church gives us a teaching time to meditate on the nature of God, that in the one God there are the three persons of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The readings today help us understand this mystery. It is called a principal mystery of our religion. It has been slowly revealed through the ages to a Monotheistic people powerfully united to belief in the one true God. It is only though Jesus that we have come to know about this mystery, it is only through the Spirit that we can grasp some inkling of it!
There are many references to the Spirit of God in the O.T. scriptures. “When I laid the foundations of the earth I was there, a master craftsman”. The oblique references are confirmed and spelt out clearly by Jesus, especially in the words of Jesus to his disciples at the last Supper. “When the Spirit of Truth comes he will teach you complete truth”
Jesus talks many times about his Father. “Everything the Father has is mine.”. We know well the Lord’s Prayer. This concept of God loving us as a father loves his children horrified the contempories of Jesus and their notion of El Shaddai – a fearful potentate on High!
Let us put these thoughts together. The knowledge of God as Father and Son and Holy Spirit has been revealed to us by Jesus. The greatest philosophers in the ancient world were unable to fathom the nature of God. Some knew of and believed in the existence of God. But Jesus has revealed to us something of the mystery. There is one God, the Lord Almighty. Through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit we have come to a knowledge of Jesus who is the way to the Father. God is one. There are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit working together to share the divine love with the whole of Creation. As New Testament Christians we have been blessed with the knowledge from the Holy Scriptures.
Ordinary time helps us to focus on Extraordinary truths. The mystery of divine love is revealed by the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. May the Holy Spirit lead you to Jesus and teach you and remind you and help you to witness to the love you find in Jesus to the glory of the Father.