Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
After the great Solemnity of Pentecost, when Jesus and the Father sent down the Holy Spirit upon us, the Church solemnly celebrates the Holy Trinity. What are the lessons of the Trinity for us? We can mention a few...
Fr Francisco José Lemes Gonçalves
May 29, 2021
God, three persons in one, forms a family
To reinforce this reality, God wanted his Son to be born into a family. We can say that the family is an expression of the truth of this trinity. In a family, the couple and their children, within their day-to-day life, make visible a mutual selfless love, a relationship and growth that should illuminate the truths of the family environment.
Unity in diversity
In our daily lives and our communities, the Trinity is a model of unity even in its diversity, whether those communities follow a monastic, religious or an everyday secular life. In these environments Trinitarian love gives life to the community’s charisma, like the evangelical principles of poverty, obedience and chastity; it tightens bonds to the point that others can exclaim: “Look how they love each other!”.
In ordinary everyday activities such as work, sports and other situations in which we are together, the Trinitarian presence should serve as a guide. The Father, the Son and the Spirit, united, teach us respect for others and their opinions, care for natural and material goods, solidarity not only in times of catastrophe but at all times. It should motivate us to work together, each respecting the individuality and abilities of the other.
“Renew the face of the earth!
The Holy Trinity is a truth that must permeate our whole life. In this way we will be able to fulfill what the Scriptures say: “Renew the face of the earth!
May our daughter shrines, home shrines and heart shrines be places that radiate a Trinitarian experience because our Mother is the model of this Trinitarian action in daily life. We can say that she and her husband St. Joseph learned to live the Trinity in their lives.
Like our founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, we pray: ” Glory be joyfully given to the Father through Christ with Mary, highly praised, in the Holy Spirit full of splendor from the universe now and in all eternity. Amen”*
* Heavenwards, midnight prayer of the hours of the Schoenstatt Office.
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