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The Mystery of Mysteries

As we gather to celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are invited to reflect on the “Mystery of Mysteries”. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches us that there is one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Or as Fr. Mike Schmitz so wonderfully puts it, One What in Three Whos. This profound truth is at the very heart of Christian belief, shaping our understanding of God and our relationship with Him.

The theology of the Trinity developed from what the Lord Jesus revealed and how the Holy Spirit guided the early Church. You won’t find the word “Trinity” anywhere in the Bible, but this goes to show that Christian theology–and the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ–is not something that can be reduced to notions like Sola Scriptura, or Scripture Alone, but requires the insight and wisdom that the Lord entrusted to His Bride, the Church.

The Trinity is a mystery that goes beyond human comprehension, but that fact should lead us to marvel in its grandeur rather than run from its complexity.

Venerable Fulton Sheen once said, “The most beautiful truth of the Holy Trinity is that it is a mystery, not a puzzle to be solved but a reality to be lived”. We can and should approach the Trinity not with the expectation of fully understanding it but with a heart open to experiencing its transformative power, an invitation into the great depths of eternal love.

Diving into the Trinity deepens our appreciation of what God has done to save us. The Father, out of love, sent the Son into the world to redeem us. Jesus, the Son, revealed the Father’s love and accomplished our salvation through His life, death, and resurrection. The Holy Spirit was and is poured out on those who believe, continuing this work, guiding, sanctifying, and empowering the Church to carry out its mission.

As we celebrate this Mystery of Mysteries this weekend, I pray that each of us is at least open in heart and mind to experiencing the love of the Father, the gift of the Son, and the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s the mystery upon which the whole Universe is built, and nothing can be rightly understood without it.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!
All you holy saints of God, pray for us!

Peace in Christ,
Fr. Michael