My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity. This celebration reminds us that God is revealed to us in history in three distinct, but complimentary ways. I suggest to us that we see the Trinity not as a doctrine or a historical tradition, but as the experience of God’s people. If we attempt to make the Trinity only a matter of doctrine or a particular teaching, then we run the risk of it becoming abstract, and with all the issues that relate to abstract constructs.
In our understanding, the creator God of Genesis, and the incarnate God, Jesus, is made known to us in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. The celebration of Holy Trinity is an event that reminds us that God is not some distant character of history, but present in the life, mission and ministry of the Church.
Today we are reminded that our ever present God is available to us in situations of crisis and uncertainty. In the challenging time in which we live, the temptation is to abandon many of the things that are novel and attractive. I encourage us to resist this temptation and proclaim with belief and conviction that we are a people gathered out of our experience of God. It is this experience that will enable us to engage the new and changing circumstances that invariably will confront us. The Holy Trinity reminds us God is not confined to any time or space, but from everlasting to everlasting.
Love and Blessings