In coming together for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity we must be reminded of God’s great love witnessed in the Trinity, and this love expelling, us to thrust ourselves to be connected to world that clearly needs to truly know God and God’s immense and phenomenal love for each and everyone of us. Our celebration must begin here.
Before we can expound on the theological and true mystery of this truth about God we must seek to embrace the love the brought forth creation, redeemed us and sanctified us. Union with God who is One, yet three distinct persons has the propensity to bring about transformable change that can dynamically shape and form our world and the crisis that it faces.
This is my starting point this week because we find ourselves in the very presence of the true force that can transform the hearts and souls of both the oppressors and perpetrators of evil, as well as the oppressed, the suffering and those on the peripheries. This is why my soul cries out and I look up in the midst of the repeated and daily reminders of violence like the ongoing gun violence in a nation that has lost its very soul. To now we see the massacre of Christians in Nigeria celebrating Pentecost Mass. That which is even more deplorable than this hatred and evil in our nation, and around the world, is the apathy, of law makers who are more concerned about remaining in power and holding on to wealth from lobbyist. The unwillingness to enact laws to curve the violence leaves us all in despair.
But as I look to the love and power of the Holy Trinity I am reminded that God is here and in our midst. God is with innocent children whose little lives were shattered, destroyed for no reason. The sick, depressed and disillusioned, getting access to weapons meant for warlike combat are able to buy and obtain these weapons. Such suffering, such pain, such destruction of human life, and there is no true outcry as a nation and world.
My Soul Cries out to the Triune God.
In The Holy Trinity we see the union of the Father and the Son with the Holy Spirit, that force of love coming forth in One Unity of three distinct persons. Jesus the fullness of the revelation of the Father opens for us the understanding and truth of the Triune God, one co-equal in essence. This truth is key for us in not only a deeper understanding of God, but a key to our relationship with God and a model of the love we ought to have for one another.
The Trinity is a model for loving. We see the love of God in union with the Son from the beginning. The Prolog of John’s Gospel, ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was in God’s and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” John 1:1&2 Now watch this check it out see the love coming forth from the Father, verse 14
This takes place through the love that is the Holy Spirit. You see how does the Word become flesh? through the power of the Holy Spirit! Jesus is the Word, the Logos that becomes God in the flesh. Real quick look at the Gospel of Luke 1:31
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.
God the Holy and Blessed Trinity did this out of love for Us! john 3:16, God loves us profoundly. He loves you and He loves all of humanity that we too might have access to share in the eternal glory in the divine Life with God through Father’s inspiring and breath taking love for each and everyone.
The Final piece is that we must be agents of God’s love to a sick, evil and divided city, nation and world. When we take our true faith and make as our starting point loving in the midst of hate. We call our self a Christian nation and some who claim faith, but leave christianity at the church door, and listen too erroneous, evil lies in order to instill violence and hatred. This is the path to destruction not to true healing.
In St Petersburg we are forming partnerships that have the ability to first live the love of God modeled for us by the Trinity that we are called to love, teach love, model love and let those who don’t know love to be embraced,cherished, valued and protected. We do this all we encounter on the peripheries, and join hands with civil leaders, law enforcement and together we impact our community with love. This is how we are doing the transforming of hearts and minds growing in loving relationships of trust and Respect!