June 12, 2022
We then are caught up in the eternal cycle of love
between the members of the Holy Trinity.
We are brought into heaven by the three persons of the Trinity-
-one who reveals the truth and the two who love us unto salvation.
I remember that as a kid I was always trying to figure out how to be three in one.
How could there be only one God, but three persons.
I'm sure we've all dealt with that in one way or another until we just grew to accept it.
Yet as time goes on and our spirituality develops we can begin to understand the concept of the Trinity in different ways, not totally but little by little. We can begin to see the concept of unconditional love in the three Persons of the Trinity that somehow is reflected in one love.
We might also see it as a foreshadowing of what would be fully revealed later, when wisdom was made present in the person of Jesus Christ, who became a human being.
The presence of unconditional love, to accept the will of the Father, and to become fully human and fully God, and to suffer for imperfect humanity, filled with mistakes, goof ups, and sins, so that they (including us) could become adopted by God and brought to His eternal life.
It is interesting to remember that those Jews converted to Christianity were able to accept the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three persons in one God, relatively easy.
And yet they had come from a tradition of strict monotheism, one God, no idols. After all, they were living among all kinds of peoples with many different idols and gods. Yet the converted Jews were able accepted the concept of the Trinity.
It's also interesting that the Gentiles, the pagans, were also able to accept the doctrine of the Trinity as they entered the church and became Christian.
It is those persons, giving unconditional love, that we meet three persons in one God.
For each person, this love is completely unconditional and entirely without self interest. Each loves us with infinite love.
The Trinity certainly gives us an example of unconditional love from each of the persons of the Trinity.
That unconditional love of the Father was shown to us as He created us and the universe and the Father in love is willing to give His Son, who willingly enter into becoming human and offering his life so that we can have eternal life. The Son shows unconditional love, and is willing to give everything including his suffering and death, so that we can have eternal life.
The Holy Spirit shows unconditional love and is continually with us and the Church, influencing us and supporting us, always with unconditional love.
Once again we hear Jesus speaking at the Last Supper. He promises the disciples that he would send them the Holy Spirit. Again as we reflect on this Gospel reading, it can lead us to consider God's unconditional love that calls us to be His adopted children.
Again, we can see that unconditional love of God, especially in those moments that He forgives us, again and again, which continually makes His unconditional love present in the world.
God never gives up on us.
Recognize His Unconditional love reflected in
Yet One God!