Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Theme: The Unity of the Trinity
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Sunday, June 16 2019
(Jn. 16:12-15) Solemnity of the Holy Trinity
In today’s Gospel, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Jesus presents the unity of the Trinity. Jesus did not work on His own but always with the Father and the Holy Spirit. God is a community of love, peace, and justice. That says a lot about the life we must live both as members of the faith and as a Church.
What is our belief in the Trinity? When we are confronted and asked what do we profess in this mystery? The preface of today’s mass will help us. Our belief in the Trinity consists in; We believe in One God, not in the unity of a single person but in the Trinity of one substance, and equality of majesty. This profession of faith is based on years of experience of the Persons, Father, Son, and Spirit, and lots of meetings, prayers and reflections of the Fathers of the Church. It did not come straight out of their minds but was felt, introspected, meditated, and discerned as revealed by God.
Just like other dogmas, they were lived and believed even before declared. As a mystery, it is beyond our capacity to understand. yet, we have reasons to believe this truth. We try to grasp it as much as our capacity to understand can allow.
What about the Trinity of love, justice, and peace? They give us a model of community. They exemplify unity in diversity. Unity is not equivalent to uniformity.
Unity is attained by living our being, using our gifts, and loving each other.Our differences, in fact, are advantages which can lead us to higher grounds. Working together, we can achieve things which we can not achieve on our own. The Father, Son, and Spirit had shown us that. Creation, salvation, and inspiration benefit as very much because of the community of the Trinity.
The Church, families, ministries, organisations, and every institution have the same structure and can learn from the Trinity. Members have different ages, intelligence, culture, education, maturity, values, talents, etc. But those should not be hindrances to working together fruitfully. Like an orchestra having different musical instruments, they could blend to create beautiful music. In this case, beautiful music for the Lord. God meant our gifts to be used for His greater glory. Only for that purpose will our diversity be a unity.
Do you know your gifts? Do you belong to a community? Reveal those gifts and volunteer to make use of them in coordination and unity with other gifts of the community. You will be amazed at the fruits they will produce. It may not be as big as the fruit of the Trinity but it will certainly be a reflection of it.