Holy Trinity

 “But when the Spirit of truth comes … He will glorify Me since all He tells you will be taken from what is Mine. Everything that the Father has is Mine; that is why I said: All He tells you will be taken from what is Mine” (John 16: 13, 14-15)

We celebrate on Sunday 7 June the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity has been a subject of contention, controversy and heresy down through the ages. It has still continued to court these un-mutual alliances even to this day. The reason for this is not far-fetched: the Trinity tries to answer the question: “Who is God?” or “What is the nature of God?” It seeks to unravel the essence of the being of God. We have to admit here that as long as man continues to speak of God in human language without a deep sense of humility, without claiming or assuming that he knows God in totality or that God should be known in His totality, these elements of disagreements always stand out dominantly. The Trinity is not primarily a concept to be understood, but a reality to be worshipped. In other words, it is a mystery. An article of faith – to be accepted as certain even though we cannot see (Hebrews 11: 1). On this subject of its incomprehensibility, the Catholic Catechism has this to say: “The Trinity is a mystery of faith in the strict sense, one of the “mysteries that are hidden in God, which can never be known unless they are revealed by God.” It goes on to say:  God’ s “inmost Being as Holy Trinity is a mystery that is inaccessible to reason alone or even to Israel’s faith before the Incarnation of God’s Son and the sending of the Holy Spirit” (CCC. 237).