This weekend we celebrate The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Feast, as the name implies, gives voice to our praise of who God is in Himself: It gives us an opportunity to reflect on God’s inner, triune, life.
There are many reasons why knowing God, as he is in himself, is important. The one that always comes to mind for me is the fact that we are made in the image and likeness of God. If we want to know who we are, then we must in some measure know who God is.
God, as he is in himself, is an eternal exchange of glorifying, self-forgetful, other-oriented love. At his core (and all the way through) God is a community of persons, a communion of persons.
Our very identity, then, is to be in community. Through and with and in Christ, we are caught up in this love exchange of the tri-personal God. In this exchange we are made to create community by embodying God’s love (yes, the self-forgetful, other-oriented kind) for everyone we encounter.
Just one more note: God is eternally Father, Son, and Spirit. All fatherhood is from God, and we honor the many men this weekend who have faithfully embodied God’s fatherly love for us. Thank you!
δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ