The Holy Trinity
QPosted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012
6Duration: 10:00 mins
"After years of studying what Aquinas wrote about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I have concluded tentatively that the best way of thinking about what they do is that they help to remove a condition that we are all born with, namely our spiritual autism. It is only by these gifts of grace that we can enjoy a supernatural life in which we are moved by God, as by a second person, and we can come to know and love the Persons of God. Perhaps this is why Trinity comes after the celebration of Pentecost. So, in conclusion, human reason can help to clear away erroneous conceptions of the Trinity, and it is also possible to trace the fruits of the Trinity for our civilisation, but to know the Holy Trinity personally we need ourselves to become holy."
Readings: Gospel - John 3: 16-18 - God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."
© Fr Andrew Pinsent. Academic Web Site.