Friday, May 16, 2008

A Commentary for The Most Holy Trinity by Sr. Kathleen Yeadon, OSB

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.  (2 Cor. 13)

The mystery of the Trinity is a delight for your soul.  The more you immerse yourself, the more delightful it becomes.  The Old Testament is an incredible epic of events in which God tries to shape a people into a sign of the His love and presence.  God's attempt to shape the people doesn't go very well.  We can definitely understand the weakness of humanity.  The revelation of the Divine is just a glimpse and often hard to fully comprehend.  The New Testament has the definitive revelation of God with the Incarnation. God becoming human is not easy to grasp but at least we can see and touch the Word of God.  Even with the powerful ingredient of the Holy Spirit, our attempts at creating a people of God is still lacking.  The great mystery of the Trinity is that we don't have to get it right.  The Trinity continues to do the work of creation, redemption and matter what humanity does or doesn't do.  Now that is love...welcoming, forgiving and including without hesitation on the part of the Divine.  So often we find ourselves on the outside of the circle of the Trinity due to fear or failure.  The feast calls us to let go of anything that keeps us out of the dance of love.

Love upon love,
Flow down on us.
Love upon love,
Cleanse us free.
Love upon love, 
Include us.

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