I didn’t get to watch any of the royal wedding last weekend (the Rugby was on!), but I have heard much said of the American bishop’s preaching. I take it that his sermon centred on the self-giving, live-giving, creative power of God’s love and how we as human beings share in that love and how in a unique way a cou- ple in marriage can draw on that love. Today’s feast invites us to contemplate this God of love and to consider the implications for our own lives that come from this teaching. The doctrine of the Trinity provides us with a dynamic expression of God who is poured out in love. Indeed, a God who is Love! The Father “so loved the world that he gave his only Son”. Jesusgives over his life on the cross. The Holy Spirit is poured out on the apostles. The Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. This is the God in whose image and likeness human beings are created. If our image of God is something different then our un- derstanding of what it is to be a human being will also be distort- ed. The doctrine of the Trinity is not intended as some abstract and complex idea. Rather it is an affirmation of the fact that God isself-giving, life-giving, creative love. We are created in the image and likeness of this God. Fr Gerard
The Trinity is a living, loving community that Christians are called to live in and work for.