Friday, 8 February 2013

On A Great Love


Dear Reader

Though I had not intended write to you again today I have decided to write about one of my greatest loves. This is a love I share with St. John of Matha whose feast is today and whom I did recall in my previous correspondence with you. So what is it that I share a love for with St. John? It is that most adorable of things, the Most Holy Trinity. As St. John responded when asked why he so often celebrated the Votive Mass of the Most Holy Trinity he answered simply “For there is nothing holier in Heaven.” This holiness is what draws us close to Him this wonder of The Trinity. The Trinity is a mystery beyond any level of human comprehension how can we understand Three Persons in one, different but indivisible? Nothing in our apparent physical world can properly reflect it but still we can come to a certain comprehension of its nature.

Its nature is what inspired St. John of Matha as he worked to free slaves. It inspired St. John of the Cross while he was cruelly imprisoned and abused by his captors, and it is that which was the only consolation of the Mother of God during the Most Sorrowful Passion. For the nature of the trinity is Love, the truest Love, a Love without limits or boundaries. The Love between The Father and the Son was what brought forth the Holy Spirit, the Spirit being the fruit of this most fertile Love.

The Trinity is in itself the very substance and nature of the Godhead, the Trinity is the very core and as the Trinity is indivisible this make sit the key to the understanding of God. So the Trinity is bound together as The One God, what binds them together? Well that question is actually simpler than may be thought, it is Love. The Trinity is bound together closer than man and wife by the passage of love from each person unto the others.

So now we have a glimpse into the nature of the Mystery, how best can we relate to it? We must Love God, Our Neighbour and Ourselves, God being first. For really all true Love emerges from Love of God, a theme I will likely expand on soon. For The Trinity is True Love, the only way to relate and interact is to reciprocate that Love as perfectly as we can and throw ourselves head first into a wild Love affair with the divine, we must hold nothing back but rather must sing with Joy the praises of God!

As Psalm 150 does declare

“[1] Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the firmament of his power. [2] Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness. [3] Praise him with sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp. [4] Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs. [5] Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord.”

Let us go forth now with Love and praise to honour the Lord and to bring the mystery of the trinity to live within us. For let us not forget the whole of the Trinity is present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar and by adoring that most wonderful sacrament we adore the whole of the Indivisible and Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Until the next time I wish you all the best, I hope that you my dear Reader, can correspond with me and inform me of where my meagre ability has failed me in my description of this Mystery. May The Most Holy Trinity bless you and all your loved ones.


Yours in Christ

Dominic Maria

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