Trinity Sunday and the Real God

It’s tempting to write a post entitled – as does  Bp. Robert Barron – “Thomas Aquinas and Why the Atheists Are Right?” The point being that God is not “A Being” or “The Supreme Being” as a super-substance “up there” beyond the stars Which/Who created us or even continues creating  us. Rather God is Three Persons who are so connected that one cannot be without the other.  And so, there is no such thing as God, rather there is the Person of the Son Who is God Who became flesh and Who rose from the dead having revealed that He and the Father are one, and that no one can come to the Father except through Him. And when asked by Philip to show him (Philip) the Father, Christ answered that he who sees Him (Christ) sees the Father also.  And, if you love the Son and keep His commandments (the principal one to love one another as He has love us). He will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to dwell with you forever, the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive. And finally, if we love Christ and obey him, “my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.”

Outside of the three divine Persons there is no God. God is not an “essence,” of a “substance” but three Persons Who “coinhere” (Barron’s word) such that that you cannot have one without the other, and hence they are “One,” but as such – a “Communio.”  They are not three individuals, yet they are radically distinct Persons (neither the Father n or the Spirit became man!!). In the light of this, consider how much atheism there is in the Church and in the world pace which gives lip service to something else.

 

 

 

 

 

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