Pastors' Thoughts

      

"All the Father has is Mine and the Holy Spirit will take from Me to declare it to you."

Today, we give glory to the triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We praise the relationship of the three Persons of the Holy Trinity among themselves. Along Twith that, we celebrate our relationship with the Holy Trinity.

Jesus is the exact image of God the Father. He told His Apostle Philip, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” The Father and Son’s relationship is so close that the love They share is the Holy Spirit. The relationship of the three Persons of the Holy Trinity is so united that they are one Nature and are One God. What one divine Person does, they all do in union with each other. This is being in true communion with each other.

This is the image in which we are created. That is why in the Book of Genesis, “God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.’” God’s desire to have us live in His own image did not end when Adam and Eve broke man’s relationship with God through Original Sin. God loved us so much that the Father sent His only begotten Son to become human like us, to save us and bring us back to Himself.

At Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, the three Persons of the Holy Trinity revealed themselves, “and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’” Jesus “bought us back” for God at the cost of His own life. He became poor, so that we could become rich. Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit, who gives us life, and who guides us to the truth.

After restoring us to eternal life, Jesus remains with us through His Holy Spirit and in the Eucharist. In receiving the Eucharist, Jesus is in us and we are in Him and that is what God wanted all along, for us to share in His own eternal life. He created us to share in the life and love of the three Divine Persons of the Most Holy Trinity.

– Bishop Roy Campbell