Today we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity. We have a mysterious image of a Father who creates, a Son who redeems and a Holy Spirit who strengthens and enables.
Our God is so much for us to take in that, in the history of salvation, our God presented this Divine Mystery to us in stages.
First, God first revealed this Divine Mystery to us as a Father who creates all things. This creating force is all powerful.
God the Father is stronger and more powerful and more awesome than any other force in the world. God wants us to pay attention. God wants us to follow.
Next, God revealed this Divine Mystery to us as an only begotten Son. The Son is also powerful, but the Son expresses power in a very different way.
Jesus becomes a brother to us, a human being who walks the earth with us and knows and understands what we go through.
Jesus embraces the great mystery of our powerlessness, the ability to submit, the ability to give in, the ability to embrace what is.
Jesus gives in. Jesus submits. Jesus redeems. Jesus saves.
Jesus says, “I want you to follow me. I want you to be servants of God like I am a servant. I want you to love others as I have loved you. I want you to do the work that is yours to do.”
Finally, God reveals the Divine Mystery to us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a mentor, a coach, a trainer, someone there with us on a regular basis. The Holy Spirit constantly comes to awaken us to the truth and then comes again and again to reawaked us.
Jesus says, “The only way for you to do the work that is yours to do is for you to allow me to send the Holy Spirit upon you. This mentor will come to you and work with you. This Holy Spirit will be the source of energy you need to submit, to give in, to do the work that is yours to do.”
There should be nothing embarrassing about making mistakes or getting lost or not being able to focus very clearly. It’s not in us to have it all figured out or to have it all together.
But it is in us to listen. It is in us to be guided. It is in us to turn to the Holy Trinity and say, “What’s next? Where do we go from here?”
Certainly, the more time we spend with our God, the more we feel God’s Divine Mystery saving us, the more we feel God’s Divine Mystery dwelling in us, and the more we feel God’s Divine Mystery changing us.