Have you ever noticed that chairs have four legs.
When you study a chair you can figure out that its is to give us a place to sit.
They all have a big place for your
and all Chairs are meant to support us no matter which way we lean
that's why they have four legs.
A pitcher has one large opening at the top and a spout.
When you look at it carefully you can see that a pitcher is meant to hold something and then to pour it out easily.
You can tell a lot about the purpose of a something by how it is made.
Today is Trinity Sunday and the Church calls us to reflect on the sacred mystery of the Trinity.
And when we contemplate the mystery of the trinity we learn not only about God but we also learn about ourselves.
The mystery of the Trinity as revealed to us in the Scriptures gives us a tiny insight into the very nature of God.
Scripture teaches us that there is
One God and this God is Three Persons
God the Father – Creator
God the Son – Savior
and God the Holy Spirit – Sanctifier
We also know from Scripture that this one God in three persons lives forever in communion and forever in love.
the unity and the communion that
God the Father
and God the Son
and God the Holy Spirit
share with each other is so beautiful that it is beyond our understanding.
And perhaps the most amazing truth revealed to us is that we are created in the image and likeness of God.
Remember you can tell a lot about something or someone by how they were made.
Because we were created in the image and likeness of God.
It follows in some small way that we too share in the love that exists between the God the Father
and God the Son
and God the Holy Spirit.
Have you ever wondered why we love,
Have you ever wondered why we are at our best when we love ?
Have you ever wondered why our desire to be in relationship is so strong?
Have you ever wondered why loneliness which is the lack of relationship is so difficult?
Have you ever wondered why we would gladly sacrifice ourselves for someone we love?
Our faith teaches us long for love and we long for communion because that’s how we were made.
We were created to live in communion with each other.
We long to love and be loved because God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit loves and longs to be loved.
This desire to love and be loved,
this passionate need for communion with others is part of us.
It resides in the depths of our heart at the very core of our being.
Our desire to love and be loved is probably the strongest influence in our lives.
When we love, when we live to give ourselves away, like the Three persons of the Trinity, our lives can be truly heroic.
When our desire for love is disordered and self seeking when we love only ourselves then we are capable of doing horrible things.
So holy ones as we contemplate the wonderful mystery of of the Most Holy Trinity.
Let us also see how we are made, who we are and who we were created to be.
And just like every chair has four legs so that it can hold us up.
And every pitcher has on large opening and a spout because it is was created to hold something and then pour it out.
Let us never forget that we are created to live in communion and love with God and with our neighbors.
And may our prayer be this day...
Thank you Lord for creating us to love and be loved.
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and every shall be world without end Amen.