Holy Trinity 

Is it not just amazing to listen to the prayer of Our Lord and to experience His desire expressed to the Father when He said: Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am (Jn 17:24)? What Jesus added is also beyond all telling when He declared: I will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them (Jn 17:26). The same Christ says: Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands! (Lk 23:46). We are introduced to the mystery of God through Jesus so we are taught that The Father has life in Himself, and he has granted that same life-giving power to His Son (Jn 5:26). On the one hand we see that the Son lives for the Father; on the other hand it is good to notice that the Father is for the Son till the point that whoever sees the Son, sees the Father (Jn 14:19).
This full of life ‘totality’, vibrancy, joy and love brings us fullness of life and joy on the unspeakable level of our being, far deeper than our conscience is able to grasp. In the community of hearts we are able to see that the One enthroned in heaven laughs (Ps 2:4). The fruit of the love between the Father and the Son is being poured out and it is manifested as the Spirit of God, till the point of the equality of three of Them: three equal Persons. In this community there are bonds, which unite the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to one another, and as it transpired we dwell inside the bonds. We dwell in the very dynamic relationships in the minds of the Trinity where Father sends the Holy Spirit in the power of His Fatherhood, as He has sent the Son (Jn 3:16.34; Jn 6:57; Jn 17:3. 18. 23) as well as where Christ sends the Holy Spirit as the fruit of His Redemption and where the Holy Spirit searches (…) the deep things of God (1Cor 2,10) and is ‘an expert’ of the Divine Unity till the point that the Trinity is the One God.
 The Holy Spirit in this relationship is then the intimate life of the Triune God as a total gift, as an exchange of mutual love and the name of ‘endless self-giving love’ describes Him well. Having been introduced to this reality we can be shocked that the same Holy Spirit who soars to the depths of our universe, in celestial wonders and whose elusive sounds are mixed with howling planets, comes to meet a person in a gentle whisper (1Kings 19:11-13). The same God, the Almighty, has another desire – to live in the depths of our hearts, but only when we want Him to come.  If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Fr Stan

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