Sunday 12 June 2022 The Most Holy Trinity Solemnity
The Wisdom of God cries aloud: The Lord created me when his purpose first unfolded, before the oldest of his works. From everlasting I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being. The deep was not, when I was born, there were no springs to gush with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I came to birth; before he made the earth, the countryside, or the first grains of the world’s dust. When he fixed the heavens firm, I was there, when he drew a ring on the surface of the deep, when he thickened the clouds above, when he fixed fast the springs of the deep, when he assigned the sea its boundaries – and the waters will not invade the shore – when he laid down the foundations of the earth, I was by his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with the sons of men.
Psalm 8 How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, by faith we are judged righteous and at peace with God, since it is by faith and through Jesus that we have entered this state of grace in which we can boast about looking forward to God’s glory. But that is not all we can boast about; we can boast about our sufferings. These sufferings bring patience, as we know, and patience brings perseverance, and perseverance brings hope, and this hope is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I still have many things to say to you but they would be too much for you now. But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you to the complete truth, since he will not be speaking as from himself but will say only what he has learnt; and he will tell you of the things to come. He will glorify me, since all he tells you will be taken from what is mine. Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said: All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.’
“The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit”.
This is the essence of the Holy Trinity. A relationship in which love is poured forth. Poured forth between the natures of God and through all of creation. Poured forth into our hearts through the loving, life-giving act of Jesus’ willingness to draw his life from the Father. The heart has even greater depth when contemplated in light of the Incarnation. We believe that Jesus Christ, second person of the Holy Trinity and consubstantial with the Father, entered this world taking our human flesh — true God became also true man. While Jesus’ heart obviously served a physiological function, spiritually His Sacred Heart represents love: the divine love our Lord shares with the Father and Holy Spirit in the Trinity; the perfect, divine love which God has for us; and the genuine human love Jesus felt in His human nature.
“L’amore di Dio è stato riversato nei nostri cuori dallo Spirito Santo”.
Questa è l’essenza della Santissima Trinità. Una relazione in cui l’amore viene riversato. Riversato tra le nature di Dio e attraverso tutta la creazione. Riversato nei nostri cuori attraverso l’atto amorevole e vivificante della disponibilità di Gesù ad attingere la sua vita dal Padre. Il cuore ha una profondità ancora maggiore se contemplato alla luce dell’Incarnazione. Crediamo che Gesù Cristo, seconda persona della Santissima Trinità e consustanziale al Padre, sia entrato in questo mondo prendendo la nostra carne umana – vero Dio diventato anche vero uomo. Mentre il cuore di Gesù aveva ovviamente una funzione fisiologica, spiritualmente il suo Sacro Cuore rappresenta l’amore: l’amore divino che nostro Signore condivide con il Padre e lo Spirito Santo nella Trinità; l’amore perfetto e divino che Dio ha per noi; e l’amore umano genuino che Gesù ha provato nella sua natura umana.