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They looked down from heaven – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – with love for their people.
For all of us. They could see men and women of all races, colours, ages, faiths, holiness and sin. They knew help was needed for the human race and waited a long time before the time
The word of God, Son of God, born before all ages, became one of us. We know the rest of
the story. One of the persons of the Trinity became one of us, so that we could become like them. Jesus, Son of the eternal Father, was born, lived and died like us. In death, cruelly murdered and then laid in the tomb, the Spirit became alive in him, and now the Spirit of Jesus and the Father who is alive in each of us since baptism.
The feast of the Trinity is the feast of all of us who are sent in ‘the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’. The life of the Trinity becomes very ordinary in the love, care, forgiveness we offer to each other. It’s also in the ways we try to better the lives of the poor, the depressed, the anxious. It’s how we try to teach a younger generation the best lessons of humanity and faith, and introduce them to this mystery of God. We are active partners in the work of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the world today.
Much more can be written and said about the Trinity. It cannot be understood but the meaning of its mystery can be plumbed and enjoyed all our lives. This way of approach from St Ignatius of Loyola brings us into the contemporary work of the Trinity in our world today.
By the mystery of water and wine in the Mass, help us Lord to share in the divinity of Christ who humbles himself to share in our humanity.