The Most Holy Trinity Year A

Published on 05 Jun 2017
Old Testament Trinity (Angels at Mamre) by Andrei Rublev.

God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son...

God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.

“Anyone who fails to love can never have known God…” Gospel, 1 John 4: 8

Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Second Reading, 2 Corinthians 13:11

God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, Gospel, John 3: 16

The Trinity is the high point of our faith. When we come to see God, what we will see is the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the enormous love between them – namely, the Spirit.

God does not manage the world from a distance.

God is more present to us than we are to ourselves.

Through the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus, God has taken the world into his own triune life of love. “God is love”

The Trinity truly is a ‘mystery’ – God’s presence in a way I cannot fully understand, but wish to be ‘led’ into. Therefore I need to enter this prayer really slowly and with great trust that God will reveal himself to me in his time and in his own way – the way that is best for me.

It is night-time and I join Nicodemus, a leading Jew, who has the honesty to tell me that he is ‘lost’ and longing for light in his ‘darkness’.

I may want to pray for the ‘light’ to know more of the love of God and what is the true meaning of my life.

I watch and listen in awe at Jesus’ words - his gentle encouraging help to Nicodemus.

The Triune God loved me so much that they sent not just comforting words, but one of themselves…. “God so loved the world …”

I wait till he turns and talks to me. What happens..?