Every Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Today we especially celebrate the revelation of Jesus that our God is Three Persons in the one nature, truly a mystery of our Religion. It is a mystery because our knowledge of it comes as a revelation of God. Indeed it is the principal mystery of our faith. We know it only because Jesus has told us. And it is most necessary that we know and believe it.
Jesus often speaks of his Father. Jesus has been telling us about His Spirit. Matthew’s Scripture tells us in Jesus’ words that God is “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.
What is my image of God? How do I pray? To whom do I pray? The Father, Son or Holy Spirit? The Liturgy gives us a special Sunday to reflect on this principal mystery of our faith.
There are many images in the Scripture. The gospel today is about Jesus and Nicodemus.
The text is about the union between Jesus and His Father. “God so loved the world that he gave his Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.” Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus about the need to be born again of water and the Spirit. We have the echoes here of the Baptismal Rite and the Trinitarian formula used in Baptism.
God is omnipotent and omniscient and all powerful. God is Father and Son and Holy Spirit. God is Love.
We are now in Ordinary Time. The vestments are Green during the week. There are over 20 Sundays to study the Gospel of Matthew, but next week will be the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ.