Lectio Divina: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; to God who is, who was, and who is to come.” — Cf. Rv 1:8
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, which is also simply known as “Trinity Sunday.” On this day we celebrate the beautiful mystery of the Holy Trinity: One God, Three Persons. Oftentimes we might not even “remember” the reality of the Trinity because we’re in the habit of doing the Sign of the Cross before meals or as we pass a church or cemetary.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us in Paragraph 261: “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life. God alone can make it known to us by revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” This mystery is central — just because it’s a mystery doesn’t mean we can’t explore it or try to learn more about it. On the spiritual journey, we must cultivate a relationship with God. We can do this by allowing ourselves to rest in the gift of being a child of the Father, who created us. We can also do it by following the Son, Jesus Christ, who redeemed us by His death and resurrection. And, of course, we can also do this by inviting the Holy Spirit to continue to sanctify us in our daily lives.
Even though the Holy Trinity is a mystery that we can never completely understand this side of Heaven, we’re still called to pursue a relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I invite you to pray with the special collect for today’s Mass:
God our Father, who by sending into the world
the Word of truth and the spirit of sanctification
made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith,
we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory
and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.
Through our lord Jesus Christ, your son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
- How am I living a relationship with the Trinity?
- Am I living as a son/daughter of the Father?
- Am I following the Son as a disciple?
- Am I allowing the Holy Spirit to sanctify me?
- How can I mirror the Trinity’s love in my own life?