Dear sisters and brothers,
The feast of the Blessed Trinity, which we celebrate today, brings us face to face with the mystery of God. We can know certain things about God by looking at creation. But it is Jesus who reveals to us the mystery of God. Sometimes, we may so obsessed with God’s creation that we forget God himself. Let us reflect on that for a moment.
Isaac Newton was one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists that ever lived. Yet towards the end of his life he said this of his achievements: “I do not know what I appear to the world, but to myself I appear to have been like a little boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Even when we think we understand the mystery of God, we are still only beginning. We are still only children playing on the shore. The mystery grows instead of diminishing with each new discovery.
Some people want to know everything, to explain everything, break everything down to facts. But it is exciting to live with mystery. Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is that of the mysterious.” Even with faith, the mystery, the darkness, the unknowable remain. The whole of life is not visible to us. As Van Gogh observed, “Here on earth we only see only one hemisphere.”
Peace and Everything Good!
Fr. Valery Burusu