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Eternal. Wonderful. Guiding Light.

There’s a story told about St. Augustine of Hippo, who, while walking on the beach contemplating the mystery of the Trinity saw a little boy bringing some water again and again into a hole he has dug near the shoreline. “What are you doing?”, St. Augustine asked. “I’m going to pour the ocean into this hole.” the little boy replied. “Oh, that’s impossible, the whole ocean is so vast, such that it won’t fit into the hole you’ve made”, said the saint. The little boy said, “You can’t fit the Trinity into your tiny brain.” Then the boy vanished.
This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The eternal character of God dictates no beginning and no ending. The Lord declares, “From of old, I was poured forth.” (Prv. 8: 23). He existed even before time came. The scientist in us may make this difficult to explain but just believe for God has power over time and all the laws of the universe. The Psalmist exclaims: “When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you set in place — What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them?” (Ps. 8: 4-5) I am just grateful that our God is loving and patient; despite man’s evil ways, He has remained faithful and true to us. Unlike the first mutant Apocalypse in the movie X-Men, who was trying to destroy mankind and install a new world order, our God has remained patient with our short-sightedness. What makes it all the more amazing is that “the Spirit of truth will guide us to all the truth.” (Jn. 16: 13) While we reflect on the depth of the mystery of the Triune God, let us not be frustrated in trying to understand the fullness of the Most Holy Trinity — that there is only one God in three Divine Persons, with the “same nature, substance and being”. Instead we should be consoled in the fact that the Lord, through the Holy Spirit will give us the grace of continuing belief in it and inspire our lives to be provided the true direction to Heaven.
“O Lord, our God, how awesome is your name through all the earth!” (Ps. 8: 2)

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