Year C – Ordinary Time – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – May 26, 2013 – Gospel Reflection

Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (R/. 2a), Romans 5:1-5; cf. Revelation 1:8; John 16:12-15

Picture the Trinity.  What do you see?  Perhaps it is the traditional image found in paintings and stained glass of the Father as a dignified elderly man, the risen Christ standing or sitting by his side, and the Holy Spirit as a dove, hovering over the two.  The effect is rather static, frozen in eternity.  Better yet to take the lead of today’s readings about an energetic, dynamic, active, God – a God who delights in creating, pouring divine love into our hearts, endlessly calling us, wooing us, surprising us, guiding us to all truth, sharing with all of us. 

The mystery of the Trinity, God as Father and Son and Holy Spirit, baffles the mind.  Three in One, One in Three!  Who can make sense of it?  Again and again all mind, heart, and spirit can do is bow down in wonder and awe.  We can come to this posture in different ways:  experiencing our own delight in creation, opening our hearts to the person of Jesus found in the Gospels, and being attentive to the way the Spirit continues to work in our world and our lives. 

How do you   imagine the Most Holy Trinity? 


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