May 31, 2015 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Dt 4: 32-34, 39-40; Ps 33: 4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Rom 8: 14-17; Mt 28: 16-20
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is one of the most fundamental mysteries of our faith. We profess our belief in the Holy Trinity as part of the Nicene Creed, our Profession of Faith, which we join together to say at Mass (The Apostles’ Creed, another form, may be used at Masses where children are in the majority). The word “creed” is drawn from the Latin word credo, which means, “I believe.”
According to some traditions the Apostles composed the Apostles’ Creed on Pentecost Sunday, which we celebrated one week ago. It is a natural progression for us to celebrate this Feast at this time, just after Pentecost and the end of our Easter season. As indicated we consider the Holy Trinity as a Mystery of our faith. A Mystery in this regard means that this is something that goes beyond our ability to genuinely understand it completely.
That and other mysteries of the faith are sometimes a challenge for us as Catholics. If we do not understand nor fully grasp something, we may have a tendency to doubt, to have reservations. One of the joys of stewardship is trusting completely in God, of accepting the fact that we may never have all the answers. Needing all the answers is a human failing. As professed Catholics we need to accept, and we need to follow and commit to the Lord’s call to discipleship.