Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityJune 14, 2014
A MODEL OF RELATIONSHIP
To understand the nature of God is to understand our own nature. So what do we know about the nature of God?
When Benedict XVI was Ratzinger, he said that the Trinity states the absoluteness of the relative. That is to say that relationship belongs to the very nature of God.
We are told through the scriptures that God is love. God is a verb – not a person or a thing – not a noun or an adjective. God is a VERB. God is love; thus God’s nature is the dynamic between a lover, a beloved and the love between them.
Thus God is a relationship – more like a community or a family. On this Father’s Day, it is not a bad analogy.
Today’s Solemnity reminds us that the best relationships are the ones that don’t simply fulfill ourselves, but more important draw us out of ourselves.
CLICK HERE for the readings for the Trinity (Exodus 34:4-6,8-9; Deuteronomy 3:52-56; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18).