The Most Holy Trinity

There is a great love of Jesus towards his faithful disciples, and towards sinners of contrite hearts, towards the vulnerable, meek, poor and needy. The Lords always takes care of the lost sheep and takes pity on the enemies of God. However, there is always primacy and the greatest passion of Christ for the Father. On the cross, in the moment of His agony, the Lord says: “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” (Lk 23:46). From Jesus, we learn that: “the Father has life in himself, and he has granted that same life-giving power to his Son” (Jn 5:26). We learn that the Son lives for the Father, but also that the Father lives for the Son to the point that “whoever sees the Son, sees the Father” (Jn 14:19).
This ‘totality’ of the belonging of the Son to the Father, and the Father to the Son, is fulfilled with joy, tenderness, and all the fruits of the Holy Spirit described in Galatians 5:22. It is because the fruit of love between the Father and the Son is being poured out of them and it is manifested as the Spirit of God, till the point of the equality of three Persons. The Holy Spirit is the ‘endless self-giving love’, who “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.
When we add that it is the same Holy Spirit who soars to the depths of our universe, in celestial wonders, and whose elusive sounds are mixed with howling planets, and who comes to meet a human person in a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:11-13), we are left in awe and amazed that God wants to reveal Him to us.
While observing prayers of Jesus to the Father, we also learn that His desire is to take us where He is. We learn that the Most Holy Trinity desires to dwell in the hearts of each one of us. Jesus says: “Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am” (Jn 17:24). “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), and “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” (Jn 14:23). The intimate and deeply unspeakable dialogue in the Most Holy Trinity happens, then, in us.
 Fr Stan

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