“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.
Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity is not a distant or abstract concept, but rather it is something that is very near and dear to us. It is the most complete and dynamic image of love. When we speak about the Trinity, we speak about a united and loving community. We speak about an image of God who completely opens himself up to each one of us in unity and compassion. We are all created in God’s image. Therefore, each one of us is called to live in the image of the Trinity. This means that we must compassionately open and share our lives with our family and friends, with our community, and with those who are being marginalized from our society. In doing so, the mystery of the Trinity will be a living reality.
—Fr. Francis Nguyen, SJ, is a member of the Jesuits West Province who was ordained a priest on June 8, 2019 in Portland, OR at Our Lady of La Vang Church. His first assignment as a priest will be at Most Holy Trinity Church in San Jose, CA.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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