By Rems Noquiao
What is 1 plus 1 plus 1? Mathematics teaches that the answer is 3. But in the dogma of the Holy Trinity the answer is still 1. The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized.
The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons and daughters in the very life of God. Trinity Sunday is an invitation to remember that “[being] Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction”, according to Benedict XVI in his encyclical Deus Caritas Est.
This Trinity Sunday, let us be reminded by the love that binds the Trinity and the Church. This same love binds our family and our relationship with others.