THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, YEAR C
12th June 2022
Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15.
Today we are celebrating the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The Most Holy Trinity is the mystery of God. The three persons of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – together make up the Holy Trinity. The mystery we celebrate is not what is beyond human understanding. It is a mystery that is always in the process of revealing itself for the sanctification of the humanity. Our concern in this celebration is the truth that this mystery reveals to us today through the readings.
The gospel presents the nature of the relationship between the three persons of the Most Holy Trinity. According to Jesus in today’s gospel, the love of the Most Holy Trinity is the love that leads to unity. The Holy Spirit teaches the love that exist between the three persons of the Most Holy Trinity. Through this love, the Father created, the Son redeemed and the Holy Spirit I sanctified. We are the beneficiaries of this love.
The second reading affirmed that the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. The expectation of the Trinity is that this love urges us towards holiness of life. Our love should reflect the love of the Holy Trinity. Faith links us to this gracious love of the Trinity. Our love should connect with our faith in order to believe and uphold the message of the gospel. The Unity of the church is traced to the unity that exists in the Most Holy Trinity.
Fr Anthony Ekpunobi, CM