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Homily - May 26, 2024

Solemnity of the HOLY TRINITY 5/26/2024

Dt 4:32-34, 39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20.

“…Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning…”

Introduction: The mystery of the most Holy Trinity is a basic doctrine of Faith in Christianity,

understandable not with our heads but with our hearts. It teaches us that there are three

distinct Persons in one God, sharing the same Divine Nature, co-equal and co-eternal called the “Holy Trinity”.

St. John Maria Vianney used to explain “Holy Trinity” using lighted candles, roses on the

altar, and water in the cruets. “The flame has color, warmth and shape. But these are

expressions of one flame. Similarly, the rose has color, fragrance and shape. But these are

expressions of one reality, namely, rose. Water, steam, and ice are three distinct expressions

of one reality. In the same way one God revealed Himself to us as Father, Son, and the Holy

Spirit.” -The Triune God!!!

Bottomline: Today’s feast invites us to live in the awareness of the presence of the Triune God within us: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This means, we have the Father Who is the Creator, the Son Who is the Redeemer and the Holy Spirit Who is the Sanctifier and the Counselor. Thus, as Catholic Christians, in every activity we undertake, we bless ourselves

with the Sign of the Cross-In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit invoking the Name of the Eternal Holy Trinity. Indeed, today’s readings convey the

fundamental mystery that, the Triune God reaches out to people with love, seeking the

deepest communion with them. Hence, faith in the Triune God acknowledges the might and

majesty of God but, at the same time, trusts in His loving care and intimate knowledge of

our needs and of what is happening in our lives.

Conclusion: We are called to become more like the Triune God through all our

relationships. We are made in God’s image and likeness. Just as God is God only in a

Trinitarian relationship, so we can be fully human only as one member of a relationship of

three partners. By this I mean, that the self needs to be in a horizontal relationship with all

other people and in a vertical relationship with God. In that way our life will be “Trinitarian”,

just like that of God. Modern society follows the so-called “I-and-I” principle of unbridled

individualism and the resulting consumerism. But the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity

challenges us to adopt an "I-and-God-and-neighbor" principle: “I am a Christian insofar

as I live in a relationship of love with God and other people.”

May the Son (the Way, the Truth, and the Life) lead us to the Father Almighty, (The

Unmoved Mover), through the Holy Spirit, (The Advocate), to live with the Triune God

forever and ever. Amen.


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