A kindergarten teacher was walking around observing her classroom of children while they were drawing pictures. As she got to one girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”
Dear Friends! The Trinity is not a puzzle. It is a mystery. And those are two very different things. A puzzle has an answer. It is something that you try to figure out, something that you attempt to understand. A mystery has no answer. You cannot understand it because it is greater than we are, something beyond our grasp. We cannot comprehend a mystery, but we can appreciate it. we cannot solve a mystery, but we can stand before it and allow it to lead us to contemplation.
So as we gather together today to celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity it would be foolish to try to explain it and impossible to understand it. we say 1+1+1 equals 3 but if we apply this mathematical equation to the Blessed Trinity, it is like this: 1+1+1 equals 1. The law of mathematics here could not be applied. In other words, we believe that God is one nature but three persons, but the full meaning of these words is far beyond our poor comprehension. However, the Trinity is unique model and sign of harmonious unity – a unity God expects to see in the daily lives of His children.”
We are created in love to be a community of loving persons, just as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are united in love. From the day of our Baptism, we have belonged to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. How privileged we are to grow up in such a beautiful Family! Hence, let us turn to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in prayer every day. We belong to the Family of the Triune God. It is important for us to reflect in the light of our new collaborative model our diocese is adopting partner our parish community with Hartford. The love, unity and joy in the relationship among the Father, Son and Holy Spirit should be the supreme model of our relationships within our Christian families and between the two parishes. Our families/our parishes become truly Christian when we live in a relationship of love with God and with others.
In today’s gospel Jesus said, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” Doesn’t it drive you crazy when someone comes up to you and says, “Oh I’ve heard such terrible news. It’s so sad. But I can’t tell you what it is, because I promised I would say nothing.” I hate that! I just want tell the person, “Why did you bring it up at all, if you can’t tell me what it is?”
At first, it might seem that Jesus is adopting this frustrating practice in today’s gospel. He tells the disciples, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” You can imagine the disciples saying, “If you can’t tell us now, why did you even bring it up?” But Jesus does not speak in this way to frustrate the disciples. His words are not meant to worry us about the things to come but rather to assure us that whatever comes, he will be there to help us.
No matter what age we are, we know that there will be challenges to come: a new school, the loss of a friend, a mistake that we make as parents, a serious illness, the death of someone we love. As we imagine these challenges approaching, as we watch other people dealing with them, our first reaction is: “I don’t have the strength to face that. There is no way I will be able to cope, if those things happen to me.” It is then that we must trust in the Lord. Jesus tells us, “You do not even know what is going to happen, but I do. I am already taking steps so that when the challenges in your life come, you will have the resources to deal with them.”
We want to know that we have the strength today to face whatever will come. But we do not even know what we will have to face. God does. And God has already prepared a way for us to address the difficulties ahead. That is why we must entrust our future to God’s care, believing that God will never abandon us.