We celebrate today the solemnity of the Trinity-the great mystery of the unity of Father, Son & Holy Spirit that makes them one God without denigrating their unique personhoods.
The Catechism tells us that "The Trinity is a mystery of faith in the strict sense, one of the 'mysteries that are hidden in God, which can never be known unless they are revealed by God.' To be sure, God has left traces of his Trinitarian being in his work of creation and in his revelation throughout the Old Testament. But his inmost being as Holy Trinity is a mystery that is inaccessible to reason alone or even to Israel's faith before the Incarnation of God's son and the sending of the Holy Spirit." (237)
Though a mystery, it seems clear that it is one that we are meant to pursue - just as we try to grow in understanding of any friend.
At Pentecost we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, a gift that we received in Baptism and Confirmation. At Mass we are offered Christ himself. And the Father is revealed to us and our closeness to His Son, the sonship we share through our own baptism - thus praying "Our Father" daily.
May we continue to grow in faith in God, and ask His assistance in understanding this mystery -that we might be likewise united as the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
Thank you for the many well wishes and congratulations on the fifth anniversary of my ordination (this last Friday, June 13th). I am blessed to be a priest and your pastor!