My dear parishioners today we celebrate the feast of the Most
Holy Trinity. Today is not a day that we try to understand "the
mystery of the Holy Trinity", because this mystery can never
be understoodbut only be felt within our hearts. The Holy
Trinity is not something that we can figure out with our reasoning
and intellect, but can only be experienced within our hearts.
In today's Gospel (John 3:16-18), Saint John speaks of the deep
bond of love existing between the Father and the Son which became
the ONLY REASON for the Father to send us His Son that the world
might be saved through Him. The feast of the Holy Trinity gives
us a MODEL of sharing our love and affection with our brothers
and sisters, not only in the best of times but even in the toughest
timesjust like the Father and the Son who were in communion
even when the Son was in agony at His hour.
Thus my dear friends, today's feast challenges us to reflect deeply
1. My interior selfAm I in communion with my own self? Do
I enjoy my own company? Do I say what I feel in my heart and feel
what I say in my words? Am I still upset with my past and ruin
my beautiful present regretting too much my past life?
2. My exterior selfAm I in communion with others? Do I appreciate
the people whom God has given me to live with? Do I live with
them in peace, or have troubles relating to them? DO I forgive
their mistakes, or bank them in my heart?
My dear brothers and sisters, on this Trinity Sunday let us focus
on God's infinite and generous love shown to us through Jesus
His Son. Without keeping Jesus His only begotten Son safe and
cared for Himself, God gave Jesus to the world for our salvation.
When Jesus was crying to Him in pain "My God my God why have
you abandoned me", it must have been immensely painful for
God not to intervene at that moment. But later on the third day,
God raised Jesus back to His life; and His tortured and bruised
physical body was glorified to be assumed into Heaven. That is
how God showed the entire world His deep communion and love for
His only begotten Son. The Holy Spirit is the LOVE that flows
from that bond between the Father and the Son. That is what we
celebrate today on Trinity Sunday.
Dear friends, our selfishness and ego often separate us, not only
from one another but also from our own selves. But today, the
communion of the Holy Trinity shows us how to be united, first
to my own self and then to others. It also shows us how to be
united as "One, Holy, Catholic Church".