HOMILY FOR HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY, YEAR A.
Exodus 34:4b -6; 8-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
THEME: THE HOLY TRINITY; OUR MODEL OF COMMUNION
Beloved in Christ, the Church today celebrates the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in honour of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we ponder with thanksgiving what they did to accomplish our salvation. It is a celebration that should remind us how as Christians we are to respond to God’s show of love and mercy.
But unfortunately, this is not the case, for the mystery of the most Holy Trinity has become the cause of division within the Church as well as the source of unbelief.
Beloved, this notwithstanding, for us it is a celebration of who God created us to be, that is social beings – mutually independent. We are created to be relational and not isolational. The Trinity then is the model for our lives for we are made in the image of God. We are not created as isolated self sufficient individuals. For just as there are three equal persons living together in community, each person needs the other two persons to be God. No man is created to be an island but a relational being.
My dear friend, the essence of the Trinity is a personal relationship of love between the father and the son and the holy spirit. Love then should be the characteristic of the Christian Community. (cf John 13:34-35)
We are called to a life not of uniformity but of unity in diversity. Each person is unique and all share a common origin, nature and destiny. But sadly, diversity has become the source of fear, suspicion and hatred.
Beloved, the mystery of the Trinity reminds us that there will always be a part of God that will remain mysterious and incomprehensible. However, the mystery teaches us that, there is one God who has three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is God, yet there is still only one God. (CCC 234, 235-256)
We are obliged to see Jesus in everyone, for we are all brothers and sisters. As a result no one should be seen as a stranger and our love should be universal. For we are not to discriminate by avoiding certain people.
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