Saturday, June 15, 2019


We celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity tomorrow and contemplate the revealed life of God as Father, Son and Spirit. A trinity of persons in unity of substance. I like this reflection from Fr. Crouse:

To know God as absolute Being, absolute Knowledge, and absolute Love, [Father, Son, Spirit] is to be spiritually reborn: it is to know ourselves as encompassed and upheld by Providential care, and thus it is to see our own lives in a new spiritual perspective. It is to lose ourselves in the worship of a goodness and a glory infinitely beyond ourselves, infinitely beyond all earthly things, infinitely beyond all worldly pretensions and pettiness. It is to see our troubles, our frustrations, our disappointments, our ambitions and achievements, all in a new spiritual perspective, "high and lifted up" -- a radically different perspective, the perspective of eternity. 
But perhaps we ask, with Nicodemus, "Is this really possible? Is this really practical? Can a man be born when he is old? How can these things be?" Nicodemus was a sensible man, no doubt: a Pharisee, a leader of the Jews, and he couldn't let go of his supposedly sensible, practical perspective. Jesus warned him, and Jesus warns us: unless you are spiritually reborn, you have no part in God's kingdom. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." It is what we worship that makes us what we are.

It is what we worship that makes us what we are. There's wisdom in that, to say nothing of the Holy and Undivided Trinity.

God bless,



drjim said...

That last sentence sums it up nicely.

LSP said...

I'd say so too, drjim.