Today we are being invited to reflect on what we believe about God, who has revealed Himself to us in the Most Holy Trinity, one God in Three Divine Persons. We are taught that each one is distinct from the other. Each Divine Person has a perfect intellect and free will. Since each one is God, each one is capable of knowing and loving the others to a perfect degree. It is this perfect ability to know and love that makes them One and united perfectly. This unity amongst themselves is so deep that they become One God. This is so profound that if we try to explain this mystery, it may take us more than Eternity to do it. Suffice it to say that it is a mystery that is not for us to define but for us to grow in love and intimacy of each Divine Person. We are called to a relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. While it may be futile to fathom this mystery even to the slightest degree, God will bring us into a more intimate knowledge of Him, if we open our hearts to Him.
“This Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, reminds us how close, how near God is to us. The impact of the truth is this: that God is very close to us, is near to us.” Fr. Armand Robleza, SDB, said in his homily today.
This Sunday’s Gospel (Mt. 28: 16-20) talks about the Lord’s commissioning of the Eleven. This time it was intended for “all nations”, unlike before when the Twelve were just confined to look for “the lost sheep of the House of Israel”. Now, the Good News of Jesus Christ is to be taken to all peoples, and the task is to baptize and to teach. When we baptize, we are to baptize them “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” This reference to the Most Holy Trinity is one of the testaments of Baptism,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt. 28: 16-20)
However, prior to these verses, we read that “… they worshiped, but they doubted.” Just like the Apostles, many of us say we are His followers but despite the faith we profess in Christ, we still doubt. We still fear and underestimate God’s promise and unlimited power. We know deep inside us that Jesus walked the earth and that He is God, Who was, Who is and Who will be. Despite knowing all these, we still doubt and we cast anxieties on our own souls.
As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are reminded that this central mystery of our faith is meant to be lived and given flesh and blood. By the faith we profess in our own Baptism, we share in the life of the blessed Trinity and is commissioned to invite others to share in God’s love as well.
Let us pray for a deeper and more intimate knowledge of God. Let us bow down in humility before Him so that we allow Him to open our minds and hearts.
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come.” (Rev. 1: 8)