The dogma of faith which forms the object of the feast is this: There is one God and in this one God there are three Divine Persons; the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God. Yet there are not three Gods, but one, eternal, incomprehensible God! The Father is not more God than the Son, neither is the Son more God than the Holy Spirit. The Father is the first Divine Person; the Son is the second Divine Person, begotten from the nature of the Father from eternity; the Holy Spirit is the third Divine Person, proceeding from the Father and the Son. No mortal can fully fathom this sublime truth. But I submit humbly and say: Lord, I believe, help my weak faith.
Today. Deacon Brent and Fr. Jan launch, not into a detailed theological explanation, but looking at how the Holy Trinity is a not something to be avoided but the essential pillar to our daily living. Deacon Brent welcomes you into his music studio, and Father Jan, speaking from his back yard (where you can hear the woodpecker in the background) brings a message entitled “Far From An Abstraction.“
Along the path during today’s reflection you will have an opportunity to learn about the Trinity from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (starting at paragraph 232 which is found in Part 1, Paragraph 2 (p.62) in the online version) and even read St. Patrick’s Lorica (Breastplate.) There will also be an opportunity for you to sing and to come closer to God in prayer.
May this reflection add to your understanding and blessings in the week to come. Looking forward to the day when we can come together again.