Homily for 5.26.13
Today, the Church offers us the opportunity to celebrate the mysterious expression of the GOD who is there and who is not silent by thinking-through that which theology has termed the Trinity. In the text before us, therefore, coming again from the Upper Room Discourses, the interplay between the Father, the Son and the Spirit of Truth becomes evident, and is the theme where we place our focus.
We begin with a question: How are we to understand the Trinity?
To ask this is to answer it. We know we will never truly understand the Trinity, for it is, perhaps, the greatest mystery of all. But, if we look beyond the philosophical and ontological discussions and come to see how the Scriptures portray the interaction within the Divine Nature, we can hope to comprehend something of the fellowship and relationship found within the challenge that is this expression of the GodHead.
Note, first, the understanding and relationship Jesus describes within Trinity found in the words of today’s text: