As the Church begins the Season of Ordinary Time of the liturgical year, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three persons in One God.
The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of our Christian faith and life, God in himself, the source of all other mysteries of faith. It is the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals Himself to all and reconciles and unites with Himself those who turn away from sin (CCC.234)
Every time we make the sign of the cross we renew our relationship with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. This is what we also profess in the Apostles’ Creed; “I believe in God the Father Almighty. I believe in Jesus Christ his Only Son. I believe in the Holy Spirit…” In the Nicene Creed; We say; “ We believe in the Holy Spirit…”
This Solemnity introduced us to the greatest ‘mystery’ of God which no human mind can fully explained or comprehend. But the basic Creed or assumption is that there is only One God who eternally exists in Three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. They are not ‘three Gods,’ rather, they are One God. It is a mystery our faith helps us to comprehend.
Indeed, every Christian prayer begins with the sign of the cross, the Trinitarian formula/doxology; the Mass, benediction, at meals, at home and at any liturgical worship or gathering and at the celebration of sacraments.
Let us always trust and rely on God, the source of our being. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Let the love within the Most Holy Trinity burn in our heart to be more united together as one Body in Christ.
God is good…
God bless you.
Fr. Daniel E. Ogbeifun