Engaging the Gospel – Most Holy Trinity

Most Holy Trinity (Year B): Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity touches us personally in the deepest core of our being. This revelation – that there is one God, in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is the heart of our faith. “It is the mystery of God in Himself” (Catechism 234) as well as how we are drawn into, and participate in, that divine life (1997).

God’s “innermost secret” is that He “is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and He has destined us to share in that exchange” (221). For this reason the eternal Son of the Father became man in Christ (460).

In today’s Gospel, Christ instructs the disciples to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, illustrating how “the revealed truth of the Holy Trinity has been at the very root of the Church’s living faith, principally by means of Baptism” (249).

This is logical because it is through Baptism that we are welcomed into the intimacy of God’s own life (683). The Father adopts us “as His children in His only Son: by Baptism, He incorporates us into the Body of His Christ; through the anointing of His Spirit…He makes us other ‘Christs’” (2782).

“Hence the whole Christian life” is Trinitarian in its essence: “Everyone who glorifies the Father does so through the Son in the Holy Spirit; everyone who follows Christ does so because the Father draws him and the Spirit moves him” (259).

Question: When do I remember that God dwells within me?

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