Union In Our One God

15 Jun

Brothers and sisters, rejoice. 
Mend your ways, encourage one another,
agree with one another, live in peace,
and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the holy ones greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.  (2 Cor 13:11-13)

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  On this day, we praise our Triune God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This is probably one of the toughest things for a non-Christian to understand.  After all, how can we have three individual, unique persons in one, undivided God?  It seems impossible.

To the human mind, it is.

To God, however, nothing is impossible.

We are used to treating the persons of the Trinity according to the roles that we have ascribed to them throughout the years.  God the Father has been entitled as the Creator, God the Son as the Redeemer, and God the Holy Spirit as the Sanctifier, the one who makes holy.  Yet, whenever one of the persons of the Trinity is doing something, all three are as they are all one person: God.

I do not expect you to understand this.  God doesn’t expect anyone to understand this.  He knows that we are imperfect and that our minds are not able to comprehend His majesty, His glory.  But God knows that we can embrace Him in our hearts and consecrate ourselves to Him.

That is what He asks of us this day.

FAITH ACTION:  As you spend silent time with the Lord this day, recite the Prayer of Consecration to the Blessed Trinity:

O Everlasting and Triune God, I consecrate myself
wholly to you today. Let all my days offer you
ceaseless praise, my hands move to the rhythm of
your impulses, my feet be swift in your service,
my voice sing constantly of you, my lips proclaim
your message, my eyes perceive you everywhere,
and my ears be attuned to your inspirations.

May my intellect be filled with your wisdom, my
will be moved by your beauty, my heart be
enraptured with your love, and my soul be
flooded with your grace.

Grant that every action of mine be done for your
greater glory and the advancement of my salvation.