Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. In the Gospel, “Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
The homilist reminds us that the doctrine of the Holy Trinity must come from an experience of God, and not just theology.
God has done great things for His people when He brought them out of Egypt in the Old Testament. But we are unable to identify with that, and so He sent Jesus to remind us of God’s love for humanity. And to show us the way of the cross.
That there will be suffering in this life. Be it illness or poverty or emotional issues, everyone suffers in some way. But Jesus also leaves us the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit that will guide us through our journey in this world. He will grant refreshment to our weary hearts and we will seek the fruits of joy, peace and love.
The same love that God is.
And hence we come full circle to experience the love of God, through Jesus, His son. And the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives in this modern age.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.