May 18, 2008 Trinity Sunday Year A

Scripture: Exodus 34:4-9
2Corinth. 13:11-13
John 3:16-18

With my camera I still have to adjust the focus before I take a photo. If I do not focus, the photo comes out all foggy!

When we turn to God to pray we need to adjust our 'heart focus'. Otherwise our prayer will be vague and foggy.

Who is our God? Jesus strongly teaches that there is only one God, but within the one God there are three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Please do not attempt impossible divine mathematics, but rather enter into the spirit of what this teaching means. This is about the inner life of God and therefore is a mystery. I said: "the spirit of this teaching". That is, enter into the great love that God has for you yourself personally. Taste it.

God the Father: we are his beloved children, wrapped up in his love. He knows our human fraility and accepts us as we are. In the 1st Exodus reading today, the Jewish People had rejected the one God and built another god. But in spite of this we read: that God is a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness, always faithful to his promise to care for us.

God the Son; became human - Jesus Christ. Read in the Bible how gentle, forgiving and kind he was 2,000 year ago. He is exactly the same today to you and me. "I call you by name. I am with you."

God the Holy Sprit; -the source of peace, strength and consolation. The Holy Spirit gives our hearts warmth, guidance and strength - in one word - LOVE. The words of Baptism are: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". That is, we are in invited into the warmth, protection and companionship of God himself. A realization of the deep meaning of this can change our daily lives into a joy.