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Reflection – The Most Holy Trinity May 25, 2024

Trinity Sunday
Holy Trinity

One of the hardest things to do as a priest is preach on the Trinity. The second hardest thing to do is preach and write a newsletter article on the Trinity. But that’s what a good assistant priest does ! So for today’s theological and ecclesial dilemma, I attempt to shed light on the conundrum of all Christian conundrums with a slice of humour! The Holy Trinity. Yep, it’s the heavenly equivalent of juggling flaming torches while riding a unicycle – it sounds impossible, but somehow, it always works out well.

Father Knows Best: The Original God
In the first corner of our holy triangle, we have God the Father. Try to picture God the Father as the ultimate dad: creator of the cosmos, inventor of gravity, and the original handyman who said, “Let there be light!” God the Father is the eternal source, the one with the master plan who started the family business that we call existence.

Son of God: Jesus Christ, The Sequel
Next up is God the Son, also known as Jesus. If the Father is the CEO, Jesus is like a charismatic managing director, who steps down from the corporate office to mingle with the prac students. He’s the star of the New Testament, pulling off miracles, preaching love, and even bamboozling death like a magical finger spinner from Shane Warne. Jesus is the relatable, human side of God who shows up to your backyard BBQ, turns water into wine, and has you pondering the meaning of life by dessert.

Holy Spirit: The Divine Glue
Finally, we have God the Holy Spirit, the mysterious third person of the Trinity. If the Father is the architect and Jesus is the foreman, the Holy Spirit is the construction team that gets things done. Invisible yet ever-present, the Holy Spirit is like WiFi – you can’t see it, but you definitely notice when it’s missing. It’s the divine force that inspires, guides, and comforts, whispering wisdom in our ears and sometimes giving us that gentle nudge to do the right thing (or a swift kick every now and again).

Three’s Company: The Triune Teamwork
Here’s where the plot thickens; these three distinct persons are all fully and completely one God. Trying to explain this without sounding like you’ve lost your marbles is in itself a conundrum. It’s like saying that your Saturday night Pure Blonde, Corona, and Asahi are all the same drink – different flavours, but all toasted grain water at heart. The Trinity is the ultimate divine paradox, a holy hat trick that have had theologians perplexed for centuries.

Heavenly Hilarity
So, next time you find yourself trying to wrap your head around the Trinity, just remember; it’s like a divine sitcom where the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all share the same script but play their parts to perfection. Whether you’re praying to the Father, feeling inspired by the Holy Spirit, or walking in the footsteps of Jesus, you’re always in good company – the best trio since Jatz crackers, Cheddar cheese, and a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Fr Isaac Falzon

 

 

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