Thought of the Day June 3, 2020 Reflection on the Trinity

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We continue our reflection on the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity.

Jesus, the Son of God and the Son Man, brought the revelation of the mystery of the Trinity, hidden until the time was ready, into the light. The people of Israel acknowledged the Fatherhood of God. As the rosebud contains the fullness of the rose, so Jesus began gradually to unfold the reality of the Triune God.

First, he began by speaking publicly of the person of the Father, who sent him to speak the words of the Father and to do the works of the Father. Then he said the One who sees him (Jesus) has seen the Father, for he and the Father are one.  The glory he had before the world began will be his again, when he returns to the Father. When accused of making himself equal to God, Jesus did not deny it. Rather he confirmed it by saying he will sit at the right hand of God. All this was hard to believe to many of his devout contemporaries in Israel.

To complete the revelation, Jesus revealed that he and the Father will send the Holy Spirit to be with his disciples and to be within them. The Spirit will be another Advocate for them, giving them the ability to embrace what Jesus had revealed to them. For he will be the Spirit of Truth witnessing about Jesus to the disciples, who in turn would also witness.  Later, Peter will say: “It is better for us to obey the Spirit than men.”

Jesus revealed that God is one, but the Father is a person, the Son is a person and the Holy Spirit is a person. Before he left them, Jesus commissioned the disciples: “Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Spend some time today reflecting on this mystery. Who is the Father to you? Who is the Son to you? Who is the Holy Spirit to you?  Let this mystery, like the rose bud, unfold further for you to see and comprehend more fully.

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