- If no one would have ever taught you to pray “in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”, would you have prayed in this way because you have experienced the Holy Trinity in your life?
- What is the Holy Trinity for you? Is it part of the catechism you have learnt or is it a revelation about Someone?
- Do you feel drawn to the Holy trinity because it is Love?
Many people believe that there is a God. Some of them have experienced the presence of God in their lives, have experienced his love and his personal care. The people, who are aware of God as a Person, know that they can deny God by committing sins. Sometimes they feel that they need to reconcile themselves with God. Just a few people experience more about God, but there is still much more to experience about God. In the gospel Jesus tells us: “...I still have many things to say to you...”
God created the human person and the Holy Trinity “was delighted in us”. However, the human person sinned against God and denied himself of a loving relationship with the Three Persons in One God. Notwithstanding this, God did something unconceivable, something without any precedent, but what He did give us, provided us with the possibility of re-establishing our lost friendship and of entering into an intimate relationship with God. Who would have told us what God had in store for us!
God the Father loved humanity so much that He sent His Only Son into the world, so that He could lay down his life for us and whoever believes in him won’t be lost but might inherit eternal life. When we accept Jesus by believing in him, we who were lost, through Christ we might be at peace with God, as Saint Paul teaches us. God the Father and the Son were so eager to fill our renewed hearts with their love that they poured this love into our hearts.
We are like the Prodigal Son! This child could not open his heart enough to receive the love which his father wanted to fill his heart with. Also we could not handle such tremendous love. Therefore the Father sent his Holy Spirit in our hearts, because although our friendship had been renewed, our hearts were not able to receive God’s love. But through the Holy Spirit, the Father and the Son could pour Their love into our renewed hearts.
The Holy Trinity is so important in our spiritual lives, because we are in the Trinity and the Trinity is in us. Mind you, we are not saying that we are gods, but that we are in God and God is in us. Saint Peter tells us that we share in the divine nature. In the Holy Trinity “we live and move and have our being”. We could easily say that for us the Holy Trinity should be more important than the air we breathe.
Saint Paul reminds us that God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which we had received. In our life we need to have a new experience of God’s love. We need to invest all our energies in order to develop as deep and personal relationship with the Holy Trinity as possible.
May we allow the Holy Spirit lead us to all truth about the Holy Trinity.