Mystery of the Holy Trinity

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

             On this Memorial Day weekend, we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity.  In our limited way we try to enter into this mystery so we can live it faithfully.   One God, three distinct persons is God’s nature. Each plays a different role in saving us.  One aspect of the Trinity is to see the unity of Father, Son, and Spirit.  The night before Jesus died, He prayed that we would all be one, as He is one with the Father.

How do we bring about unity in a world that seems to be so divided?  I believe the first step is to see that our differences do not need to divide us.  In St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, chapter 12, he uses the analogy of the human body to symbolize Christ’s mystical body on earth, and ends with the focus on the call to love.  Beginning of chapter 13 is St. Paul’s description of love.  We are healthy, when all the parts are working for the good of the whole body.  What unites us is the common purpose for the good of everybody.  All through the Acts of the Apostles we see them in prayer and debates seeking the common purpose to do God’s will and build up the community.  In the New Testament we read that Jesus is the one who holds all of creation together and the Our Father is a constant reminder that we all belong to the same family with a common Father. 

Loving Father, send us your Spirit to guide and unite us.  Help us to seek your will and the good of others.  When we face discouragements, pick us up and dispel all of our fears.  We trust the future in Your loving hands.

Peace and healing,

Fr. David

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