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Three persons with one nature

posted Jun 9, 2017, 8:21 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 8:22 AM ]
11 June 2017 ( Trinity Sunday )

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Today, with the benefit of theology, we know our God as a "trinitarian" God, in other words comprising three distinct persons. But this was not clear to the people in the old days. In Genesis, God’s presence has been described as “wind”, “breath”, “water” and “fire”, without mentioning the Holy Spirit. And God revealed himself to Abraham only as the great “I Am”. And Isaiah 9:1-6 tells of a messiah born to save the world but makes no mention of the name of Jesus. Then at the appointed time, Jesus was born and all the jig-saw pieces came together. Jesus revealed God as his "heavenly Father" and himself as the "Son". Later before ascending to heaven, he told the Apostles that he was sending the advocate, the Holy Spirit, to take his place. And now we have the Trinity in focus. During the Eucharistic celebration, as the priest raises the host and proclaims: “Through him (Jesus), with him and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, Almighty Father, forever and ever,” we dare to respond with a resounding "Amen!”.