We Live in The Trinity and The Trinity in Us

2024년 5월 26일

We Live in The Trinity and The Trinity in Us

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 Last week we learned that we commemorate Christmas, we celebrate Easter, but we participate in Pentecost. God continues to send us the Holy Spirit throughout our lives. All we have to do is welcome and receive the Holy Spirit into our hearts and lives. Here’s another mystery of our faith: today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is not just a mystery about God , the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s also about us! For thousands of years, Jews, Christians, and even Muslims, experienced God as Father. Why is that? Because, unlike a mother who loves the baby in her womb instinctively, a father’s love is experiential. Our love for God does not come naturally. Rather, throughout our lives we experience the mercy, protection, forgiveness and love of God and we realize we too are God’s children.

But Christians experienced God not only as Father, but also as part of Creation that reflects the power and majesty of God. The book of Genesis reveals that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God. In Jesus, Creation reflects the glory of God in our humanity. For Jesus is like us “in all things but sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). Looking at it another way, the more we remove sin from our lives, the more we resemble Jesus. And the more we resemble Jesus, the more we resemble God, in whose image and likeness we are made! But this is impossible for us to do on our own. So God sends us the Holy Spirit, the very life-force and love of God to strengthen us to live good and holy lives. In short, we were created by the Father to resemble the Son and are motivated by the Holy Spirit to live that love everyday. The Holy Trinity isn’t “out there” somewhere. We are in fact are living Temples of God on earth. Let us encourage one another to live up to this holy calling.