Reflection for Trinity Sunday

St. Pius X | News
11 Jun 2022

Today is Trinity Sunday. God as Trinity is at the heart of Christian belief. We believe that in One God abides a community of Three Persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Each is distinct, but all dwell together in perfect harmony and mutual love. That’s about as far as we can go by way of “explanation.” Mystery is never something we come to understand; it is a reality in which we are invited to live. Maybe this may help us move toward living in this mystery more fully: If we go back to the Book of Genesis, we recall that the story of creation tells us that we have been made in the image and likeness of God. We are made in the image and likeness of One who lives as a perfect Community. Within us is the potential for our lives to reflect this. We are, individually, comprised of body, mind, and spirit. So often, we experience inner brokenness when one or other of these aspects of who we are is out of balance. The image of the Trinity etched deeply in our being allows us to respond to opportunities for healing, to be restored to balance and wholeness. We experience, too, the friction that can result in our own households as the differences, the uniqueness that exists among us, leads to misunderstanding and hurt. The Trinity reminds us of the capacity we have to build a restored harmony, even if that may come about in ways we may not expect or choose. The same can be said of the brokenness we find in the Church of Jesus Christ and among peoples and nations. The Trinity is ultimately a message of hope: hope that difference and diversity need not remain problems to be solved. They can be realities that build healing, strength, and wholeness for ourselves, our homes, our Church, our world. May we be inspired with the good will to work together in the process of discovering that hopeful Truth.