Dear Friend of Carmel Mission,
Today we celebrate the Holy Trinity, God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal. The triune nature of God is one of the greatest mysteries of our faith. The most astute minds in our tradition have attempted to explain what it means that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are distinct but of the same essence, one being with three manifestations. As is befitting a mystery, the Trinity is ultimately beyond our comprehension. So were all those scholarly efforts wasted? Should we just accept it as fact and move on? I would argue no. When we seek to understand the mystery, we open ourselves to an deepening relationship with God.
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