Saturday, June 6, 2020

Trinity Sunday, Year A, 07.06.2020

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 / 2 Cor13:11-13 / John 3:16-18

The word “online” is not a new word. 

When Information Technology came into the scene more than 20 years ago, it was a technological advancement that made a great impact on the world. 

With that many resources began going online and there was no turning back. 

Nowadays, instruction manuals and hard copy materials have gone online. 

In fact, any product that does not have an online resource and information availability is either outdated or would not be around for long. 

But recently, the word “online” has taken over almost every aspect of our lives. 

So there are online meetings, online teaching, online shopping, online buying and selling, online praying, online worship services, online social gatherings and online entertainment. 

If one hasn’t gone online in the past couple of months, then we might think that that person is certainly not in touch with reality. 

But with that being said, it cannot be denied that online is just a virtual reality. 

Although there is audio and visual, there is no physical reality presents. 

The doctrine of the Holy Trinity in which we celebrate this Sunday, is certainly not an abstract reality. 

As we heard in the gospel, God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son. God sent His Son into the world so that everyone who believes in Him may not be lost but be saved and have eternal life. 

God is not a virtual reality. Jesus Christ His Son is the image of the unseen God, and to have seen Him is to have seen God the Father. 

The Holy Spirit is given to us so that we can be in union with the Father and Son and to be members of the Mystical Body of the Church in which Jesus Christ is the Head. 

For the love and union of the Holy Trinity is a spiritual as well as a physical reality that is manifested in the Church.

The celebration of the mystery of the Holy Trinity is also acknowledged in the reality of our faith in God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

The union and love of the Holy Trinity is also to be reflected in our lives and more so when we gather as the Church. 

Love and Union is what the Holy Trinity is all about. 

It is also what we are all about. 

Our mission is to go forth and proclaim that that is what the world should be all about.