Fr Thomas’ Homily for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Trinity, The Life of Longing

We all need to belong to someone.  The joy of the family is that a child belongs to the parents and vice versa. From their belonging to each other something of a magic happens: they start to long for each other.  In a husband-wife relationship also there is a longing for each other and having a sense of belonging to each other.  Not all who call themselves friends long for each other; but true friends do.  The so called ‘social media friends’ may share a lot of stories but remain superfluous without any commitment.  They don’t have any urge to share their selves with each other.  True friends are bonded by love for each other.    True friendship is evident in ideal families, and it is the total sharing of life with each other.  A true love will echo what Jesus said “Everything the Father has is mine; that is why I said: All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.” (John 16:15). That is the essence of life.  It is the truth of life.

Without love-bonding there is no true life.  God essentially is perfect love.  The compassion and love Jesus showed is essentially the revelation of the nature of the Father in heaven.  The enlightenment we receive from the Holy Spirit is essentially the inspiration of the Word spoken by Jesus.  From the Bible we know that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit belong to each other.  “The Most Holy Trinity” is an expression we use to mean, our God is perfect love. Such is God’s life.  God shares His life with us. Through our Holy Communion in the Eucharist, we participate in the life of God.  Christian life is joyful because of the longing the faithful has for God.  We need to love and to be loved.  Our heart needs to be longing for someone; we need to belong to someone.  Let that be with God, who is nothing but love.