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The Family is a Trinity (#629, Trinity Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year C) · The Holy Trinity: 1+1+1=1! Three persons, one God. The Trinity is foreshadowed in the beginning when God creates humans in His image. We have intellect and free will. But we are also made male and female, and so able to give a gift of ourselves to another. The love between a husband and a wife mirrors the Trinity: he gives himself to her, she gives herself to him. The two become one and then three in one.

In a similar way, the Father gives Himself completely to the Son. The Son gives Himself back to the Father. This total gift of love between the Father and the Son is the Holy Spirit. The family reveals the Trinity, and the Trinity reveals the true nature of the family. We are called to live our lives in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

(22 May 2016)

Point to Ponder: “Man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.” (Gaudium et Spes, no. 24)

Point to Discuss: How might artificial contraception change the total gift of spouses to one other?