Everything that the Father has is mine. (John 16:15)
What if someone asked you to explain the doctrine of the Trinity? You’d probably say that Christians believe in one God who is three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But then you might add that the Trinitarian God is a mystery that no one can ever truly understand. And you would be right!
Here’s what is so amazing about God: you don’t have to understand everything about him in order to have a personal relationship with each of the three Persons of the Trinity. God longs to share his life with you, and he comes to you in his three Persons to play many roles in your life.
As the Father and Creator, God loves you as the apple of his eye. He wants to relate to you as your Abba, a “Daddy” who teaches you and cares for you. As God the Son, Jesus died for you and rose from the dead so that you could have new life in him. Even when you sin, he wants nothing more than to place you on his shoulders like a lost lamb and carry you home. And as the Holy Spirit, he wants to inspire you, guide you, and empower you with gifts to help you serve his people.
So how is your relationship with the Holy Trinity? Do you tend to focus only on one Person and “forget” to deepen your relationship with the others? If you want a better relationship with the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, just ask God to reveal himself to you more deeply. You might just discover some new facet about him! Then try to maintain an ongoing conversation with him throughout the days and weeks ahead.
Three Persons in one God. Three Persons who love you with an indescribable love and who want to do a great work in your life. Three Persons who want to draw you into their communion of love. What a great God we have!
Meditations 16 June 2019 ~ The Word Among Us
Every first and third Mondays of the month, we invite you and your family to come spend an hour of prayer in the Chapel at 8.00 pm. We pray for our universal Church and our parish. June sessions are as follows:
Monday, 1 July - 8.00 pm
Monday, 15 July - 8.00 pm
Let us come together and pray as a community. All are welcome.
“ Love one another; just as I have loved you... ”
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