The Holy Trinity is a profound and beautiful mystery of our faith. Each time we make the Sign of the Cross we bear witness to this central mystery of faith.
- We touch our heads for the Father – the one who created us. This is where we began, in the mind of God, the Creator of our beautiful world.
- We touch our hearts for the Son – the one whose unceasing love took Him to the cross, and the one who taught us, as well, how to love through his own Sacred Heart.
- We touch our shoulders for the Holy Spirit – the one who gives us strength, on whose shoulders we are carried, and who enables us to be God’s arms, working on earth. With the Holy Spirit around, no one is ever alone. God through the Holy Spirit is always with us.
In honor of this magnificent Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, I’d like to share this beautiful prayer composed by St. Hilary of Poitiers.
“May I always hold fast to what I publicly professed in the creed when I was baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
May I worship you, the Father of us all, and your Son together with you and may I be counted worthy to receive your Holy Spirit who through your only Son proceeds from you.
For me there is sufficient evidence for this faith in the words: ‘Father, all that I have is yours, and all that is yours is mine,’ spoken by Jesus Christ my Lord who remains, in and from and with you, the God who is blessed for endless ages. Amen.”
Artwork: Van Balen, Hendrik. Holy Trinity. 1620. Oil on canvas. Sint-Jacobskerk, Antwerp, Belguim.