May 22, 2016 - Holy Trinity, Year C
Saint Martin de Tours Catholic Church
The Book of Wisdom tells us that when the Lord God established the heavens, Jesus was there.
When the Lord God fixed the foundations of the earth, Jesus was there. Jesus was there beside the Lord God as his craftsman.
And Jesus found delight in the human race from the very beginning.
But how can this be, we ask? Wasn’t Jesus born of the Virgin Mary. Yes, Jesus, the only Son of God, took on human flesh when he was born of the Virgin Mary.
But the Book of Wisdom makes it clear that the only Son existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning.
And the Gospel tells us that there is an interconnectedness of each person of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit. And this Holy Trinity is connected to all of creation and every aspect of life.
This is a mystery not easily explained. And maybe, this mystery of the Holy Trinity is not meant to be understood as much as it is meant to be experienced.
The Holy Trinity is a mystery that we celebrate, a divine mystery that we discover, a holy mystery that unfolds before us. This mystery is not meant to tie us in knots. We do that ourselves.
We human beings set about destroying God’s creation. Probably because we are not God.
Rather, we are sinners. We wreak havoc. By our poor choices, we cause sin and sickness and disease. We consume; we take and do not always give back. We pollute; we kill; we destroy.
In a world with all these horrors that we’ve created, there must be some reason for us to hope. Our hope is this: that the Holy Trinity is still at work in the world.
We have hope that the Father is still giving all to the Son. We have hope that the Son is still sending the Holy Spirit who is taking what is God’s and declaring it to us.
We believe that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are redeeming, recreating, refashioning and remolding that which we have broken. Why? Because God still loves the human race.
Saint Paul reminds us that the love of God poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit does not disappoint. The love of God poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit gives us hope.
And so, we are called to rediscover God, to rediscover a mystery that is not meant to tie us in knots.
A mystery that brings awe and wonder, harmony and balance. A mystery that takes what is broken by our sins and restores it to new life.