Last Sunday, the universal Church celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit — the “Spirit of truth” (John 16:12).
Today, we commemorate the solemnity and mystery of the Holy Trinity, the Triune Godhead.
And God said,
Let us make man
in our image,
after our likeness:
For there are three
that bear record in Heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost;
and these three are one.
How can three individual persons be one?
Through the centuries, our brightest and most gifted theologians were unable to plumb the mystery of the Triune Godhead, that —
- There is but one God (“And God said”, not “And the Gods said”)
- With three separate persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (“For there are three”)
- Who made man in their image
- But the three persons nevertheless are…
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