Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 30 May 2021
|(Picture courtesy: Jean-Marc Arakelian, Icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev)|
1. The powerful experience of the Holy Trinity in every day of our lives
We know things around us through our senses. The sense experience makes us understand the reality around us. In other words, we interpret things as we experience them through our senses. Each one might understand things differently based on one's earlier experiences. As we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we need to have clarity in place of confusion, faith in place of doubt to understand this complex reality of the Trinitarian God, which we hold so dear to us. The Holy Trinity Sunday is a reminder that God is but with Three. Our Christian faith says that God is a reality of our lives. Therefore the Church today celebrates this amazing feast which consists of a deep theological dimension to our faith and ecclesial life.
In the early Church, Bishop Irenaeus spoke of the Son and the Spirit as the two hands of God, the two ways God reaches out, first to create, and then secondly, to embrace again this world of ours in holiness.
To say, "God is Trinity", is like saying "AMEN" to all that we have experienced here these last six months since Advent as having its roots, its very real source in that author of life we call God. To say "God is Trinity" is to recognize that the community we share with one another mirrors a community of love, which has its roots in the heart of God. God who has so loved this world that we have received redemption through the Son and new life in the Holy Spirit.
Questions for Reflections:
1. What is my experience of the Holy Trinity in my prayer?
2. In what ways, I can imagine the working of the Holy Trinity in my life, family, and community?3. What amazes me in the life of the Holy Trinity, as I dwell deeper into this mystery of my faith?
God our Father, thank you for the precious gift of your Son, who came to show me how to love one another. May your Spirit be with me always, to guide me in all that I do. Help me Lord to understand the divine mystery of your presence in this world. As I grapple in understanding you enlighten my heart and head with a clear vision of your love and grace. Take control of my life, change me from the inside out, make me the type of person you created me to be. I make this prayer in Jesus' name. Amen.
- Olvin Veigas, SJ
29 May 2021
PS: During this Second Wave of Corona pandemic, the Karnataka Jesuit Province is actively involved in various types of humanitarian work in different parts of Karnataka. We have been regularly updating a blog https://kjes-spandana.blogspot.com/ which gives a glimpse of the work that we do where our apostolates or houses are based.