THE MYSTERY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
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. Our mind cannot grasp this doctrine which teaches that 1+1+1 = 1 and not 3. But we believe in this Mystery because Jesus who is God taught it clearly, the Evangelists recorded it, the Fathers of the Church tried to explain it and the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople defined it as a dogma of Christian Faith.
The importance of Holy Trinity in the Christian life is manifested in all our prayers and in the sacraments that were administered to us. In the Church we begin our prayers in the name of the Holy Trinity and end glorifying the Trinity. In all Sacraments, we are baptized, confirmed, anointed, our sins are forgiven and our marriage blessed, our Bishops, priests and deacons ordained in the name of the Holy Trinity.
In our life, let us respect ourselves and others because everyone is the temple of the Holy Spirit where all the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity abide. Let us have the firm conviction that the Trinitarian God abides in us, that He is the Source of our hope, courage and strength and that He is our final destination. Let us practice the Trinitarian relationship of love and unity in the family relationships of father, mother and children because by Baptism we become children of God and members of God’s Trinitarian family. Let us practice the I–God– my neighbour vertical and horizontal Trinitarian relationship in society by loving God living in others.
Excerpted from the homily of Fr Tony Kadavil on Matthew 28:16-20 available at http://stjohngrandbay.org.