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31st. May, 2015 - The Most Holy Trinity

posted 30 May 2015, 05:29 by St Wilfrid RC Haltwhistle   [ updated 6 Nov 2015, 00:44 by Jerry Laidler ]
H.B. & Hw.

Affirmation! We need to affirm one another.
We need to be affirmed by one another. Affirmation underpins personality.
Unaffirmed we can disintegrate as persons.
The feast of the Most Holy Trinity is a feast of affirmation.

The principle of personal affirmation is as ancient as the Godhead. The principle of
personal affirmation is as new as the most recent human birth. Our God is after all,
persons in relationship. The Lord of the universe is after all, revealed in personhood.

We are no strangers to this profound secret of life. We are part of it, a most intimate part of this mystery of life and living. "Happy (indeed), the people the Lord has chosen as his own." (Ps. 32 v 12). We are his very image.

We are divine look-alikes. We look like the Lord. We feel like the Lord. We are with, through and in the Lord. 

Hence the non-sense of an epoch of the privatised, the individual, the anonymous and the isolated. It is not natural. It is certainly not supernatural. It is the denial of everything we are and are meant to be. We are meant to be persons in relationship, a relationship of love, like Father and Son and Spirit; identical.

"You received the spirit of Sons (and Daughters) and it makes us cry out, ` Abba, Father,"'. (Rom: 8.15). We can't help ourselves! "Children of God, heirs and co­ heirs with (the very) Christ." (Rom: 8.17). Our nerve endings tingle with the sensation of our God given personhood.

Hence the popularity of the "Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end". We proclaim that this is how it is now, always has been and will be forever for all of us.

And the best service we can offer is to go to our brothers and sisters and make them disciples, educate them in the mystery of life and reality, and tell them that they are persons in a relationship we call love, in the image and likeness of Father, Son and Spirit.

In this is the joy of living. In this is eternal happiness. So let us get our act together, recognise who we are, what we are for and how to live life to the full. Let's be conscious, consciously aware of our loving relationship with God and each other and the whole creation. We know it makes sense.