Homily for Feast of the Holy Trinity May 22, 2016

Posted in Called, christian, church events, ecclesiology, Faith, homily, religion, scripture, Spirit, Word by Fr Joe R on May 17, 2016

trinityHoly Trinity is the name of our parish and I think we take the name and accept it. I think we forget it is one of the oldest dogmas or doctrines of our church. But the Trinity is much more than a doctrine or a dogma. The Trinity is the One God, three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit or as some say, the Creator, the Redeemer, and the Sanctifier. In some ways we can understand it, but ultimately it is far beyond our ability to know and to understand.
We know God existed before creation of anything three persons One God. His love of his creation brought his Son to share his love and open life for eternity. His Son in giving what Trinity1his Father gave, gave the Holy Spirit to complete and fulfill God’s action in the world to bring all into one with Him. His creation thus was somewhat like a circle going out and creating and embracing and bringing all together. But it is not something we see, or even imagine or conceive. The depth of God and eternity and infinity and even time itself far and above our abilities even though all kind of men of scholarship in various disciplines over the centuries have struggled to see and understand. Believing and knowing these things by faith is how we take comfort in our church and beliefs. It is in our faith that in the sacraments we have a sincere and intimate relationship with God. Trinity2His Spirit is within us and His church and brings all humanity each in their own faith and love and understanding to God. Eternity, God lie ahead of us like a crown or a jewel to be gotten at some time in the future. What we will look like or how the generations of humanity can come together is well beyond what we can know or see. Yet, our faith tells us it is so and we know as our earthly time progresses, God does look after us although even there the twists and turns of life and times are not always what we expect. Yet, God looks after each and every one of us, to each of us He is our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. It is what we believe, what we know.

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