“Seeking to grow in faith and trust in the Lord, the Triune God!”
(Based on the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity)
A law-school professor was telling his class what to expect of the final examination.
“The question paper will be nearly 14 pages long” he explained, “and it will take at least four hours to answer all the questions!”
Hearing that, the entire class groaned with murmuring.
As the class grumbled, the Professor added, with a tone of consolation: “Don’t be worried.
In this tough exercise of the examination, all of you will be in the same boat!”
At this, one student, with a naughty grin spoke up: “Yeah, Sir… We all will be in the same boat.
Just that, the name of the boat would be Titanic!!”
(Titanic was the name of the boat that had a tragic end -sinking into the ocean after a crash with an iceberg and leading to the death of nearly 1500 people in the year 1912)
This little humorous incident (without being too critical or analytical), when looked at from a global spiritual perspective, points out a grand and complex reality: There are many examinations in life, which tends to drown our life!
To some questions of life, answers will be found.
But to many, there will be a mysterious silence.
Today we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity…
… a feast that apparently throws up a lot of questions
Yet, is so fundamental to our faith, that we are called forth to make a leap of faith and deepen our love-relationship with this Mystery of Unity!
One of the basic truths of life is that the most beautiful aspects of the world cannot really be defined
Can we define love and the exact reasons why we love a person?
Will it be possible to clearly define if you are asked the happiest moment of your life?
Is it easy to give a definition of the moment when you went through an agonising tragedy?
In all such cases, they can be described, but not really defined with precision…
… These are mysteries of life that need to be experienced!
The most profound, meaningful, and life-changing things or events of our lives don’t warrant to be defined…
… they need to be experienced, and lived in a manner that proves the truth of the Mystery!
The greater one delves into the experience of such mysteries, the greater is one able to love them!
The deeper one experiences such mysteries, the passionate is one’s commitment to it!
And it is an experience that makes a Mystery come alive, and to abide by it!
The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is indeed deep and complex
Yet, the Power of this Beautiful Mystery is so deep, that we can approach the Blessed Trinity… experience the Love and Mercy showered to us, and live with a passionate commitment!
The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity goes beyond the realm of human definition…
… and insures us to surrender ourselves to God’s Awesomeness and bow down in adoration!
That is why the most beautiful way to understand this Lofty Mystery is to enter into a deeper relationship with the Blessed Trinity – a greater communion and participation.
The Gospel of the Day is this assurance of Jesus that even though many things are not understood in life, the Holy Spirit will reveal to us, in time and as needed, the mysteries of life and our faith.
Jesus speaks about this to His disciples: “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the Truth…” (Jn 16:12-13)
The experience of the Pentecost – the infilling of the Holy Spirit – helped the disciples, who were strict monotheists, to grasp the Mystery of the Trinity in a new light…
God is One and there are three Persons – the Father is God, the Son is God, the Spirit is God
The Father is not the Son and the Spirit; the Son is not the Father and the Spirit; the Spirit is not the Son and the Father.
The Mystery of the Trinity is indeed lofty – and even though many worldly realities and examples attempt to explain, we can no way fully explain this Mystery.
[Example: Sunlight displays a triune dimension – the substance of the sun, the heat, the light
The universe consists of three things: matter, space, and time.
(Each one of itself has a triune dimension
Matter = mass + energy + motion.
Space = length + height + breadth.
Time = past + present + future)
Human beings have a triple dimension, consisting of the body, the mind and the soul
In short, the whole world reflects the Triune nature of the Blessed Trinity!]
We are reminded this Most profound, Meaningful, and Life Impacting Mystery of our life – the Mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity – doesn’t warrant to be defined…
… It needs to be experienced, and lived in a manner that proves the Truth of the Mystery!
Our lives often remain a blank question-paper, with mysterious questions hurled at us, and answers found wanting!
We look for answers. We seek for solutions.
Sometimes we get. But many times, we fail to obtain.
It may lead us to desperation. It may even lead us to anxiety.
But the Lord assures us…
… that He has the answer to every question in the world and the solution to every problem of our life.
Of course, not all will be told to us, or revealed to us, at once.
They will be conveyed to us, at the appropriate time, in the appropriate situation.
From our part, what is simply needed is…
… openness to His Spirit; trust in His Divine Providence; constantly seeking to know His Will
The underlying principle for this simple, yet, seemingly hard to practise philosophy of life, is that “the Triune God Loves Us” greatly, and that every moment of our life, is taken care of by God’s Providence!
The greater our trust in the Living God…
… the nearer will we be, to the answers of life!
Yes, Life will constantly place before us “tough exams!”
We may complain and grumble
In frustration, we may sometimes even feel that “lives may turn out to be like the Titanic!”
But let’s not lose hope… Let us seek to grow in faith and trust in the Lord, the Triune God!
Happy Feast of the Most Blessed Trinity!
God Bless! Live Jesus!
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THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life.
“The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life.
The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life.
By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.” (CCC # 1212)