Somehow the gospel of Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter, taken from the Gospel of St. John 16,12-15, shows us how Christ talks about the Trinitarian mystery that has the most important relevance in our lives.
And that’s because Christ is made alive and present in us through the Holy Spirit and that what Christ does to us is entirely what the Father wants for us. In other words, it is the whole Blessed Trinity, the three persons in one God, who is intervening in our lives.
This is how the gospel goes: “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason, I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”
As we can easily glean from this gospel, we are given how the Trinitarian God works in relation to us and how there is complete unity and harmony among the three persons.
We should never doubt about God’s constant interventions in our lives. We should never doubt that Christ continues to be with us through the Holy Spirit and what he does is to bring to us the will of the Father, which is that of making us to be God’s “image and likeness.”
On our part, we just have to learn how to deal with the three persons. The unity among the three persons is due to the eternal knowing and loving that drives the very being of God. The Father cannot be without the Son and the Holy Spirit. The same with the Son and the Holy Spirit—they cannot be without the other persons.
Trying to fathom this mystery will obviously be overwhelming, but let’s hope that the unfathomability of this mystery draws us closer to it rather than drives us away from it. We should try to move on with our life, always being in awe with this mystery.
Let’s make this mystery the abiding impetus to our endless knowing and loving in this world that involves our relation with God and with everybody else. It’s the mystery of the Blessed Trinity that shows us how to know and love.
Like the Father, we should be full of goodness, doing things with total gratuity. Like the Son, we should try to do good perfectly in the truth, since he provides us with the best pattern of the things we do, including the way of restoring them in case they get damaged. Like the Holy Spirit, we should persevere in doing good all the way to the end, sanctifying everything that we touch.
There can be many other considerations we can derive from considering the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. We have to spend time meditating on it, always asking for God’s grace so we can be enlightened and enabled to pursue what we can realize.
We need to realize more deeply that by dealing with each person of the Blessed Trinity, we would have a more complete understanding of how our life ought to be.*