“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” These words are how we begin all of our prayers. We were baptized into the faith using these same words. The creed that we profess is a profession that recalls the saving activity of God the Creator, God the Redeemer and God the Sanctifier. That which distinguishes us from other people of good faith is our belief that God has been revealed to us as Three in One.
Despite the familiarity of our profession of faith and our frequent use of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we realize that the Trinity is a mystery and something we cannot fully understand. And perhaps it is better that this core truth of our faith remains a mystery. Perhaps because of the mystery of the Trinity we are able to accept the other mysteries of our faith journey. We also do not understand the mystery of redemptive suffering, the mystery of unconditional love, the mystery of plentiful redemption for all. Perhaps it is in mystery, and in our struggle to come to a sense of peace with the unknown, that we eventually understand what it means to believe. May this mystery of faith we call Trinity, strengthen all our belief. Peace.