God In Three Persons
When we make the Sign of the Cross we say: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” We invoke the mystery of the most Holy Trinity: the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.
The Triune God
This is one God and not three: the Father who is the creator, the Son who is the redeemer and the Holy Spirit who is our helper and guide. The feast of the Most Holy Trinity is a mystery, something that one does not fully understand. Our faith tells us that these three persons in one God are very distinct and different, yet one. God, who created man in his very image sent his Son, his very self, to walk and live with all of humanity. The Father gives life to his Son; the Father is the source of life for the Son. Life giving and receiving in perfect harmony and all of this is guided over by the third person of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit.
The feast we celebrate is that God is a family of love. We are not trying to understand an abstract theological doctrine or a mathematical debate; it is something we must simply believe. That is why it’s called a mystery. Let us remember that the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.
Let it be a reminder to pray with much greater meaning and respect the most common prayer of all, so common that we don’t even think of it as a prayer: the sign of the Cross. With the simple movement of our arm, we display all that we believe and live for. It is in His image that we have been created and it is to grow ever more into His image that we are called. It is a world of harmony, peace and joy. The family of God’s love.
† In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.