Here are some questions to open our intelligence to the greatest mystery of our Christian Faith, the “secret” of God par excellence!
- Where can we find the revelations that God exists as one God yet in three divine persons?
- Can human beings participate in some ways in the life of the Holy Trinity?
- How can we understand the relationship wanted by God between the Holy Trinity and the human family?
-“In the Principle was the Word, and the Word was with God; and the Word was God.” (John1,1…)
– “No one has at any time seen God. The only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has revealed Him.” (John 1,18)
We can also find a great light in Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him”
This revelation is a response to our second question. Jesus clearly manifests the purpose of his Incarnation: it is for the Holy Trinity to dwell in us and us in the Holy Trinity through charity. “God is love” (1 John, 4); thus, the good news is that we have no other reason to exist and live than to enter into that eternal exchange of divine love among the three divine persons. Is it not amazing?
Let us not try to imagine it! This is impossible. We just try to believe it by receiving the words of Jesus. Through the sacrament of Baptism, “in the name of the Father and of the Son”…our soul receives the Trinitarian life! In the Holy Eucharist, since Jesus is God, we also receive the Holy Trinity’s life. The angel of Fatima’s Eucharistic prayer helps us to understand how the Holy Eucharist is the sacrament par excellence to enter into the Holy Trinity.
“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and offer
You the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in
all the tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and
indifference with which He Himself is offended…”
To our third question, only family members who strive at loving one another can respond.
Let us now go slowly…each time we make our sign of the cross!
Family, called to be icone of the Holy Trinity
“With inner joy and deep comfort, the Church looks to the families who remain faithful to the teachings of the Gospel, encouraging them and thanking them for the testimony they offer. For they bear witness, in a credible way, to the beauty of marriage as indissoluble and perpetually faithful. Within the family ‘which could be called a domestic church’ (Lumen Gentium, 11), individuals enter upon an ecclesial experience of communion among persons, which reflects, through grace, the mystery of the Holy Trinity. ‘Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous – even repeated – forgiveness, and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1657)”.
(Pope Francis, in Amoris Laetitia #86)