John 3: 16-18
Jesus said to Nicodemus:
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him."
Our faith and that of all Christians is deeply rooted in the mystery of the Trinity. This is something that if far beyond our comprehension, or imagination and even our understanding. Faith is the key to opening our hearts and minds to help us accept and believe in God who is Father, God who is Son, and in God who is Spirit, but essentially a God made one by love.
Jesus was God, made man, born as a baby in a stable. He came to teach and show us the way to love. He died on the cross and rose from the dead so that we would follow him for eternity.
In today’s Gospel, we share that love, God did not send his son to “point the accusing finger” but sent his son so that we might follow him.
God calls each one of us to the greatest love, this trinity Sunday we remember that God is love and gave us the greatest sign of love, his only Son.
Salesian Lay Chaplain
Let us Pray to the one God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
that our lives may bear witness to our faith.
you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy.
Through them we come to know the mystery of your life.
Help us to worship you, one God in three Persons, by proclaiming and living our faith in you.
We ask you this, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, true and living, for ever and ever.