This year, the month of June, has three great feast days—Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and Corpus Christi. Pentecost celebrates the power of the Spirit to be among us to foster unity and mission. Trinity Sunday proclaims our belief in One God who acts among us through Jesus and draws us beyond ourselves into an encounter with Divine Love. Corpus Christi proclaims the doctrine of Jesus present in consecrated bread and wine both during and after the Eucharistic ritual.
Our GA ACTS, remind us to let “ourselves be drawn into the mystery of God in the Trinity who is a relationship of love, respects each person, is one in diversity, and moves in ever wider circles in all created life.” How do we experience this truth in our hearts and lives?
Pope Francis shared his message for the 48th World Communication Day, “Communication at the Service of an Authentic Encounter.” In it, he emphasizes, “Good communication helps us to grow closer, to know one another better, and ultimately, to grow in unity. The walls which divide us can be broken down only if we are prepared to listen and learn from one another. We need to resolve our differences through forms of dialogue which help us grow in understanding and mutual respect. A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive.”
These words express the dynamism of the Trinity alive in our hearts and lives. The Trinity is not just to be believed, it is to be lived in our relationships and in community. In that way, we are ‘drawn into the Mystery.’ So, when we encourage dialogue and learn with one another to build community, we experience, in a concrete way, an essential aspect ‘the mystery of God in the Trinity.’
Sara Dwyer, ASC