May 29, 2010


Most Holy Trinity
John 16:12-15

The Truth of God's Love

In this passage from John's gospel, selected for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the one element that the three persons of the Godhead share is truth.

The Father and the Son shares everything. "Everything that the Father has is mine." The Holy Spirit speaks to us nothing else but what Jesus has, which is from the unity of the Father and the Son. "He will take from what is mine and declare it to you."

It is the truth that the Spirit of truth shares with us from that unity. And it is to that truth that the Holy Spirit guides us. "The Spirit of truth will guide you to all truth."

And what is this truth? It is the truth of the Trinity's love. John gives it to us in the key phrase of his Gospel, "God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but might have eternal life." (3:16)

So, we are drawn into this truth of God's love.

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