Last Sunday on June 16th, was the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
We meditated on how our human concept of Family has its origin in the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity.
From the Readings of the Day (Prov. 8:22-31; Ps. 8:4-9; Rom. 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15), it is evident that God the Father, and God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, are so united in every way as ONE FAMILY, that among them there are no boundaries, no divisions, no walls, everything that belongs to one, belongs to the other. The perfect love and unity that exist among the Three Divine Persons of the Most Holy Trinity are overflowing, to such an extent that God, desires to share with us this perfect love and unity, so we can co-exist with one another, and live as one human family, where there are no longer ugly divisions, or superficial boundaries, or high walls separating us against one another.
So, the take away from the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity is that, though many and different, we are all called to embrace one another as brethren, NOT as enemies. Without the desire to unite as one human family, all relationships would be doomed to fail. It is that simple. Relationships can only survive and thrive whenever people unite. People in Africa wrap themselves around a common philosophy of life that goes: “I am because we are, because we are, therefore, I am”, underscoring the truth that no man is island; that we all need each other for support system; that we are all in this together. The Citizens of the United States of America draw inspiration from the First Three Words of the Nation’s Constitution: “We The People”, a constant reminder of a People sharing a common destiny. Also, enshrined in the Great Seal of the United States of America, are words of Unity: “E pluribus Unum”, meaning; out of many, ONE.
Therefore, inspired by the perfect unity among the Three Divine Persons of the Most Holy Trinity, let us aspire for ways that will bring us together, and keep us together, as ONE HUMAN FAMILY OF GOD; let us reject the forces of doom and gloom which are working in overdrive to divide us against each other, behind the high walls of race, culture, language, gender, nationality, social class, and so forth. Divisions are not of God, rather, they are the works of the Evil One.
Our Savior’s universal prayer for unity must never be in vain: “Father, I pray that they may all be one, as you Father, are in me and I in you, that they also be in us” (Jn 17:20-21).
May Saint Paul’ teaching speak to our hearts: “Beloved, strive to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace; with all humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another through love. For, we are one body and one Spirit, called to the one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Eph 4:2-6). AMEN.
Peace be with you!