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Trinity is central mystery of our faith

Based on Gospel of Matthew 28:16-20
It all comes down to love. This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity – the central mystery of our faith and a beautiful mystery of love.

Our faith is based on the saving action of the Holy Trinity: God the Father created the universe and as his children we call him “Father.” He sent his Son Jesus to rescue the human race from sin. God the Son, Jesus, became human like us, showed us how to live, died on the cross and rose from the dead so one day we can enjoy eternal happiness with him in heaven. God the Holy Spirit leads us in truth and fills us with love, courage and grace to live our faith and to share God’s love with others.

The Catechism teaches that “God’s very being is love. By sending his only Son and the Spirit of Love in the fullness of time, God has revealed his innermost secret: God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange” (221).

At baptism, we began our life of grace and relationship with the Trinity. We were born again of water and the Holy Spirit, freed from sin and became members of the church. Through the other sacraments, we continue to receive God’s grace to live our faith by studying the Scriptures and church teaching, leading us to a deeper relationship with him and to love and serve others.

One way we recall the Trinity is by the Sign of the Cross. We should always remember to make the Sign of the Cross slowly and thoughtfully. When we do we are asking God to be with us as we begin our prayers or as we begin the Mass. During Mass, we should pay close attention to the Eucharistic Prayer, especially Euchar-istic Prayers II, III or IV. We should listen closely to the words addressed to the Holy Spirit prior to the priest saying the words of consecration to change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus – it is a powerful Holy Spirit moment!

At the end of Mass, we are given the final blessing and are sent forth to proclaim and live the Gospel. How? (1) By promoting life in a culture of terror and death. (2) By safeguarding each person’s dignity, caring for the poor, the needy and the vulnerable.

(3) By promoting the common good with love for others in world exhibiting indifference, antagonism and, sometimes, even hatred.

Fundamentally, it all comes down to love.