An Exchange of Divine Love

Posted on June 7, 2022 by Published by

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – Year C

One day, as St. Augustine walked along the seashore deep in thought in an effort to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity, he saw a little child running back and forth between the oncoming waves and the sand. As Augustine got closer, he saw that the little child had dug a hole and was trying to fill it with water. Curious about what the little child was doing, St. Augustine asked him, “What are you doing?” The little book looked up and innocently responded “I am emptying the entire ocean into this hole.” Augustine smiled and said, “Well, that is impossible!” In turn, the little boy looked up at St. Augustine again and said, “What you are trying to do is more impossible!”

This story reminds us that it is not possible for the human mind to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity. And, our inability to comprehend this mystery is good news because it reminds us that we are beggars before God. As beggars, we need to invite Jesus to our hearts and ask Him for His help. When we sincerely invite Jesus into our hearts, then Jesus will begin to teach and transform us. He will teach us how He really does love us, and He will place in our hearts a desire for His love. He will also show us how to share His love with others. The interplay of receiving God’s love and loving Him in return through others reflects the life of the Holy Trinity: the person of the Father Loves the person of the Son and this Love is the person of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Trinity is an exchange of Divine Love.

Let us ask the Holy Trinity for the grace to enter into Its Mystery by being partakers and bearers of God’s Love.

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

Readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Lectionary 166

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