Often on Trinity Sunday, the beginning of many homilies is the disclaimer that the Trinity is a very difficult concept to explain and to grasp. The Holy Trinity can be very simple, just like God Himself. We, the people, are the ones who complicate things.
The Holy Trinity simplified: the first person of the Holy Trinity is God our Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things and the Author of all life. Simple, right?
Also from the beginning, God spoke. His spoken Word is Jesus. God spoke everything he needed to say to us through Jesus, His Eternal Word, and only begotten Son, the second person of the Holy Trinity.
Third person of the Holy Trinity is actually the Breath of God, the Holy Spirit. From the beginning, God breathed life into His creation. God’s Breath is the third person in the Holy Trinity.
The Holy Trinity is God the Father and Creator; God the Son, His spoken Word; and God the Holy Spirit, His life-giving Breath. We are Catholic. We invoke the Holy Trinity in the opening and closing of all of our prayers. Make the sign of the cross as an outward reminder of the Holy Trinity with every prayer.
Ponder: What does the sign of the cross mean to you? Do we take it for granted when we open and close our prayers with it?
Reflect: Sacred Scripture, 2 Cor. 13:5-13
Pray: Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit upon me to guide me in everything I think, do, and say.
This post was written by Suzy Kelly