Most Holy Trinity (José Antonio Pagola)

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What is essential in the creed

Throughout the centuries, Christian theologians have elaborated profound studies concerning the Trinity. Many of today’s Christians, however, fail to grasp what these admirable doctrines have got to do with their lives.

It seems that today we need to speak about God with humble and simple words that will touch our poor, confused and discouraged hearts, and comfort our wavering faith. Perhaps, we need to recover what is essential in our creed in order to learn to live it with new joy.

“I believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth.”

We are not alone in the face of our problems and conflicts. We do not live forgotten, for God is our beloved “Father.” That is how Jesus called God and that is how we call him. He is the origin and the goal of our lives. He created all of us solely out of love, and he awaits all of us with a Father’s heart at the end of our journey through this world.

His name is forgotten and denied by many today. Our children are drifting away from him, and we believers do not know how to infect them with our faith. But God keeps looking at all of us with love. Though we may live full of doubts, we must not lose faith in a God who is Creator and Father, for this would mean that we would have lost our last hope.

“I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God.”

He is the great gift that God has given to the world. He has recounted to us what the Father is like. For us, Jesus never will be just another human being. Looking at him, we see the Father: we grasp the Father’s kindness and understanding in Jesus’ actions. In him we can feel God who is human, close, friendly.

This Jesus, God’s beloved Son, has encouraged us to build for all a life of greater solidarity and happiness. This is what the Father wants most. He has shown us besides the way to follow: Be merciful and your Father is merciful. If we forget Jesus, who will fill the void he leaves? Who will offer us his light and hope?

“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life.”

This mystery of God is not something far away. It is present in the depths of each one of us. We can grasp it as the Spirit that gives us life, as the Love that leads us to those who suffer. This Spirit is the best that is within us.

May 31, 2015

Most Holy Trinity (B)
Matthew 28, 16-20

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