REFLECTION FOR HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, YEAR A.
THEME: THE MYSTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY.
BY: Rev. Sylvanus Amaobi.
(1st Reading, Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9, 2nd Reading, 2 Cor. 13:11-13, Gospel, John 3:16-18)
Dear brothers and sisters, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. This reflection would not be apologetics on the existence of the Holy Trinity nor the intricate relationship between the Holy Trinity in their harmonious coexistence. The Holy Trinity is a mystery beyond human comprehension, revealed to us, and we are called to believe in it.
God the Father reveals Himself as the creator of the universe and everything in it. In the first reading, He reveals Himself to Moses as “The Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.” Therefore, He is the Omnipotent, Omnipresence, Omniscient, Immutable, and Almighty God who loves His creatures and shows mercy to them. His love and mercy endure forever (Ps. 136). After revealing Himself to Moses, Moses bowed down and worshipped God. That is the attitude that is expected of us today. Let us all worship our Creator and our God.
God the Son is the redeemer and savior of the world. His incarnation is proof of God’s love for the world as we read in the Gospel of today; “for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” Jesus Christ is truly the Love of God to the world. And through His death and resurrection, He wrought our salvation and reconciled us to God. Our aspirations and desires as Christians are to attain salvation, have eternal life, and live with God in His Kingdom. But our aspirations are in vain, and our desires are unattainable without Jesus Christ. Therefore, if we want to attain salvation, we must have unwavering faith, love, and trust in Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit is the Sanctifier. He is the Paraclete, the Comforter, the Advocate whom the Father sent to teach us everything and reminds us all that Jesus Christ taught us (John 14:26). He is the Spirit of Truth, who leads us to complete truth about God. He inspires our faith in God, to understand the word of God, and to do the will of God. The Holy Spirit testifies about Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior (John 15:26). He gives us various gifts to aid us in our journey to salvation as children of God. He is the Spirit of Freedom. St Paul tells us that where He is, the children of God experience freedom (2 Cor. 3:17). Thus, through Him, we experience freedom from the bondage of the law; we experience freedom from the bondage of sin and death; we participate in the freedom of adopted children of God, freedom to truly call God, our Father. Paul tells us, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God” (Rom. 8:14). We continue to pray for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and His inspiration in our lives.
Let us together worship the Blessed Trinity by reciting the doxology; Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Always remember that Jesus loves you!
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