Capsule for the Day
The Holy Trinity isn't a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be accepted and believed. It is a mystery that is unique to Christianity. We can only narrate what we have been given that explains the mystery: That there is one God, three distinct Persons, equal in divinity, majesty and eternity.
That the Father isn't the Son, the Son isn't the Holy Spirit and vice versa. That despite the distinctiveness of each Person of the Trinity, they are united in the Godhead: three Persons, one Substance. That these Persons are in a relationship of self-giving and self-communicating; bonded in Love.
We are made in the image and likeness of the God who is a Trinity of Persons. Thus, it is engraved in us to form relationships that are self-giving and self-communicating. It is also engraved in us to appreciate the uniqueness of each and everyone. For we are to reflect the unity of the Trinity.
Fr. Francis Afu