The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.” (Romans)

 As we celebrate this awesome mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, we hear from St. Paul that not only are we children of God, but we are heirs of God. Besides that, not only are we heirs in the heavenly kingdom of God, but joint heirs as well. Christ wants us as His equal enjoying our lives with Him in heaven and on earth. I believe that we still have not let sink in how much God loves us. Let me share a true story with you that shows how much is God’s love. In a small village, a natural disaster resulted in the destruction of many buildings. Among the structures completely leveled was an elementary school with several children inside. Many parents stood about weeping, but one father walked up to the wreckage and began removing pieces of rubble. Thirty-six painstaking hours later, with raw and bloody hands, the man uncovered his son, alive and well. The boy said to his father, “I knew you would come for me.” Jesus wants us as badly as this father wanted to find his son. As the son had faith his father would come for him so should we believe in the fervor that Christ has for us. This devotion and promise of being a joint heir in the family of the Holy Trinity is hard for us to imagine. I believe one of the reasons is that we picture God in competition with us. We think that God is looking over us each moment, like a parent or a coach who wants to remind us that he knows better. We imagine God placing Himself about us to remind us that we are below Him wanting us to think He knows best, and we know nothing. But that’s not the God that Jesus came to introduce to us. He has put Himself on our level, to show us our dignity and our goodness – but we doubt this and we get lead into sin and trouble. Adam and Eve forgot this and tried to put themselves above God; they couldn’t accept His friendship. As we celebrate the Trinity, how do we view God: above us or with us?

                                                                       ~ Fr. John

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