Thought of the Day June 2, 2020 Trinity, a mystery

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“The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the ‘hierarchy of the truths of faith”. The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men ‘and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin’”. (CCC 234)

As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, it may be good to reflect on this mystery for the next few days.  The Trinity is a mystery. We can come to know there is a God with the use of our natural reason. But, we have come to believe in the One God who is Triune in persons by the grace of revelation through the Sacred Scriptures.

Though there is only one God, after the fall of man, succeeding generations began to believe in many gods. From Abraham on the awareness of this One God began to be known. In time, what separated the Israelites from the other nations and tribes was their faith in God as the only true God.

What we take for granted-the belief in the One God-became a faith conviction that many true Israelite suffered and died for rather than forsake their covenant with God. Thus, it was hard for many of the Jewish people at the time of Jesus and his followers to accept that the One God was Triune in person. But this is the mystery that Jesus, the God-man, came to reveal. As the oneness of God separated the Chosen People from the rest of the world, the belief in the mystery of the Trinity separates Christians from other world religions.

Thank you Holy Trinity for this revelation and the grace to embrace it with our lives! 

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