Eastside Pastoral Region Newsletter (6/7/2020)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Three persons, one God. I think we can feel like three persons, or even more than that. You could be a wife, mother, grandmother and an employee to someone or owner of a business. The list could go on, as far as the different identities that we can take. It is true as humans we are one person, however, we can take on so many roles. The Holy Trinity is different. It’s not exactly like us; the persons are not “roles” that He has. The three persons are truly distinct but bound together as one in love. Our closest experience of that is father, mother, child-husband-wife. It’s as close as we can get to experiencing how love makes many one.
We know the Father as our creator through the incarnate Word, as St. John assures us. The Holy Spirit enlivens us to be whole in our relationship with God and with each other. They are three persons who together are one God.
This invisible God became visible through the incarnation of Christ. He also was made visible most substantially through the Holy Spirit in the priest, who takes the place of Christ as he presides at the liturgy of the Eucharist. He also is present in the work of the sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick, Confirmation, and Reconciliation that priests regularly minister. Of course the presence of Christ is powerfully made present through us as human beings in the way we live our lives. While this sometimes may seem difficult, it is not impossible. For through the Holy Spirit, anything is possible to the glory of God and the well-being of His people. That glory is possible and real because we are created by God the Father through Jesus the Incarnate Word who leads us to Himself through the Holy Spirit. What a great God we have that is three persons. Let us learn from Him, in wonder and awe, that great power of love in our lives with family and friends, in our world and in our hearts!
Eastside Pastoral Region
on Saturday, June 6 at 1:53PM