How does the Trinity shape wisdom, faith and truth in my life?
As a lifelong Catholic and a long time employee of the Church, I feel that I should have a much better understanding of the Trinity than I do. I understand the basics-there is exactly one God and that the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God, but that none of those Persons of God is each other. Yet, every time I try to explain this to a friend of mine, or one of my children, I feel that I get tripped up on their questions. I usually conclude the conversation reinforcing that this is one of the core mysteries of our faith.
Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. God alone can make it known to us by revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (CCC 261). This mystery, which is beyond human understanding, draws us closer to Him. When we believe that God is beyond our comprehension, we are humbled. In our humility, we look for His Wisdom. In our doubt, we lean on faith to assist us in understanding. In our uncertainty, we seek and find the truth all around us. We are then challenged to live this truth every day so that at the end of our earthly lives, we (hopefully) will live in the shining light of our God; Father, Son, and Spirit.