The Most Holy Trinity – 27 May
POPE FRANCIS – ANGELUS MESSAGE – 27 MAY 2018
Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!
Today, Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity. A feast to contemplate and praise the mystery of the God of Jesus Christ, who is one in the communion of three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. To celebrate with ever new amazement God-Love, who offers us his life for free and asks us to spread it in the world.
Today’s biblical readings make us understand how God does not want to reveal to us that He exists, but rather that he is “God with us”, close to us, who loves us, who walks with us, is interested in our personal history and takes care of everyone, starting with the little ones and those in need. He “is God up there in the heavens” but also “down here on earth” (cf. Dt 4:39). Therefore, we do not believe in a distant entity, no! In an indifferent entity, no! But on the contrary, in the Love that created the universe and generated a people, it became flesh, died and rose for us, and as the Holy Spirit everything transforms and leads to fullness.
Saint Paul (cf. Rom 8: 14-17), who in the first person experienced this transformation made by God-Love, tells us his desire to be called Father, or rather “Dad” – God is “our Dad” – with the total confidence of a baby who abandons himself in the arms of those who gave him life. The Holy Spirit – the Apostle recalls again – by acting in us makes Jesus Christ not be reduced to a character from the past, no, but that we feel close to him, our contemporary, and we experience the joy of being children loved by God. In the Gospel, the risen Lord promises to stay with us forever. And thanks to his presence and the strength of his Spirit we can serenely achieve the mission that He entrusts to us. What is the mission? To proclaim and bear witness to all of his Gospel and thus expand the communion with him and the joy that derives from it.
Thus, the feast of the Most Holy Trinity makes us contemplate the mystery of God that incessantly creates, redeems and sanctifies, always with love and love, and to every creature that welcomes it gives us the opportunity to reflect a ray of its beauty, goodness and truth. He has always chosen to walk with humanity and form a people that is a blessing for all nations and for every person, no one excluded. The Christian is not an isolated person, belongs to a people: this people who form God. One can not be a Christian without such belonging and communion. We are a people: the people of God. May the Virgin Mary help us to fulfill with joy the mission of witnessing to the world, thirsty for love, that the meaning of life is precisely the infinite love, the concrete love of the Father, of the Son. and of the Holy Spirit.
|A letter by St Athanasius|
|Light, radiance and grace are in the Trinity and from the Trinity|