Friday, May 25, 2018

The Most Holy Trinity

Dear Parishioners,

One of the two central mysteries of our faith is the Trinity. The other is the Incarnation (the 2nd person of the Trinity becomes man in Jesus Christ). The word Trinity comes by combining the prefix “tri” with the word “unity” and dropping the “u.” The word formed is “Trinity.” It means three persons in one God. But the Trinity means more than that, for the bible teaches that we are all created in the image of God and so should try to live as the Trinity. We are meant to live in a loving relationship with God and our neighbor.

The Trinity is so central to our faith that we begin and end all our prayers acknowledging the Trinity as we make the sign of the cross (Matthew 28:18-20). Yet how often do we reflect on this great mystery? One way would be to pray the Glory Be each day when we say our morning and evening prayers as we honor God as he truly is.
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”
Father Carl