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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Though we have moved beyond the fifty days of Easter, the Church loves a good party. She extends that spirit of celebration a bit with today’s Trinity Sunday feast. Our readings lead us through a reflection on the three persons of the Trinity giving us a chance to deepen our understanding of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is a somewhat illusive concept to comprehend. These readings try to bring the Trinity down to earth for us.

In the first reading, we hear God’s Wisdom personified, which accompanies God in the process of creation and renders a dynamic and lighthearted view of God. “I was his delight day by day, playing before him all the while, playing on the surface of his earth; and I found delight in the human race.” The second reading introduces Jesus to us as a conduit between God and us. Paul tells us, “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith.” And the Gospel speaks of God’s gift of the Spirit, our companion for our journeys of faith. “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” Let us contemplate our own experiences of the Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is through our own experiences of the persons of the Trinity that we can come to a fuller understanding of our God.