Beyond Our Human Wisdom

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Reading I
: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
Reading II: Romans 8:14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

One famous author Graham Greene once said that he would refuse to believe in a God he could understand. He is much greater than what our mind can comprehend. The greatness of God indeed surpasses man’s wisdom. A day-old baby is aware of the existence of his mother. When he cries, he is fed, when he lies uncomfortably, he is taken up in her arms. But he has no idea what kind of person she really is, he does not understand her love for him. The gap between God and people is much larger. We are aware of God’s love for us, because we experience it in our life and the created world, yet he remains the great unknown. Whatever we know about him is through Jesus who became man. He became like us, he was a carpenter, a teacher and a victim of injustice. People did not see his divinity but in his humanity, we received a glimpse of God’s love.
If we cannot understand God because he is beyond our human wisdom, it is still more difficult to accept the Trinity for it contradicts human mathematics. It is only Jesus’ word that convinces us to accept it because the Trinity is a divine disclosure. God revealed Himself as Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity, One God in three persons and united in perfect love, is revealed to us in their love for humanity.
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