The Trinity is hard to comprehend and yet there is something about it that we all long for. Alex Hale, SJ, reflects on how the community of the Trinity speaks to our own desire to be unique members of a loving community. Based on the readings for Sunday, June 4, 2023.
God is love, loving.
Hi, I’m Alex Hale and this is my One-Minute Reflection.
The image of the Holy Trinity is often confusing. How can God be three persons and yet one?
Our intellect finds this mysterious yet there is something deep inside of each of us that longs for this. We each are individuals. We want to be ourselves, to be unique, to feel seen as we are. Yet, we also need to belong to each other. We live in this tension often. I suspect that most of us can look to our experiences of high school to know the battle between being true to self while trying to fit in.
The Trinity shows us a perfect community. Distinct persons bonded by love.
Thankfully, our God loves so much that His being and Kingdom is a relationship of love. What a beautiful hope it is that when we go to Him, we will be welcomed as fully ourselves and fully a member of the heavenly family.