The Trinity: Complex or Simple? | One-Minute Homily

by | Jun 12, 2022 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

Today is Holy Trinity Sunday! The concept and theology of the Trinity can be quite complex. Fr. Danny Gustafson, SJ, makes it a little simpler in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, June 12, 2022.

It’s…it’s Holy Trinity Sunday…and I only have one minute to try to explain the Trinity? This is gonna be tough.

Hi, I’m Fr. Danny Gustafson, and this is my One Minute Homily.

Over the centuries, Catholic theologians have offered all kinds of images to try to explain what we mean when we say that our one God is made up of three different persons. My favorite comes from St. Augustine. He said that we can understand the Trinity as the one who loves, the one who is loved, and the love between them.

Explaining what these images tell us about the mystery of God is complex. The central point is much simpler. God is relational. God does not exist in isolation. 

Here’s the thing – neither do we! We’re made in God’s image and likeness, and so being relational is essential to us too. When we enter into loving relationships with one another, we share in God’s own nature. That sounds simple, but it’s more complex to live out!


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