We continue our reflections of upcoming Solemnities. This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
Trinity Sunday, honours God as He is and as He has revealed Himself to humanity. We believe in what God has communicated about Himself to us, that there is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father creates, God the Son (Jesus) saves, and God the Holy Spirit sanctifies and guides.
In philosophy we have a saying: “Of two we say most, of three we say all.” This means that the minimum number needed to establish a community, or a family, is three. Anything less than three can lead to selfishness. When a person lives alone he/she can be led to only live for himself/herself. When two people live for each other, they can become completely focused on themselves and closed to anyone else in the world. But when three or more persons live together they are considered a community, a family, and they are given the necessary checks and balances to serve and not to be served. We see this among married couples who realise how their relationship changes when they start having children. Life is no longer just about the two of them, it is now about their family (which includes the two of them).
If we take the time to reflect on the solemnities celebrated during these three weeks of the liturgical year, we will notice that there is a great deal of spiritual nourishment to be found.
Fr. Wojtek Kuzma