The Most Holy Trinity
Today is Trinity Sunday. This is a day we celebrate the mystery and revelation of the Holy Trinity. We celebrate the relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This relationship is the beautiful expression of God’s love. It is at once a mystery and a gift of love from God. I really like the way Fr. Richard Rohr looks at this mystery.
“The basic template of reality is Trinitarian, it’s relational. God is relationship. Let us create in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves. (Genesis 1:26) God and evolution are inviting us toward a relational wholeness that is a synergy and a life energy higher than either one apart but even larger than both together.”
I think in simpler terms, we are all connected. Father, Son, Holy Spirit, me, you, and everything in the cosmos around us are connected and one. That’s why love is so important in the scheme of things. If God is love, we are love. Love is the relational energy we share that moves us toward oneness. What I do every day, every action I take impacts everyone and everything else.
If I affirm life in all its forms I affirm the loving presence of God. If I deny love to anyone or anything I weaken the love we share. Division is the enemy of love. Unfortunately we live in a world which seems more divided all the time. We kill the innocents and divide families. We scapegoat whole groups of people and destroy the earth. We use nationalism to disguise greed and hate. Trinity Sunday reminds us, we can do better.
Trinity Sunday is a day to remember the relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is also a day to work for better relationships with everyone and everything. As we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity may we also pray with Jesus and base all our actions on His prayer “that all may be one.”
Terry McDevitt, Ph.D. is a member of our Passionist Family in Louisville, Kentucky.