Sunday, June 11, 2017.
This is the best way of life: the way God lives. And God lives as a Trinity. This is how God lives:
– God the Father lives as “a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity” (Exodus 34:6). God the Father demonstrates that he “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” (John 3:16). This is the way the Father lives: He gives all he is, and all he has for the welfare of humanity.
– God the Son, the fullness of life in freedom, takes on the life of a man so, by his obedience, the world may be redeemed. By doing the works of his Father, God the Son fully reveals his Father. This is how the Son reveals his Father: by forgiving his enemies, by doing good to those who do wrong to him, by blessing those who curse him, by freeing the prisoners, and by healing the sick. God the Son lives a life of self-sacrificing love (the only true love) so we may live.
– God the Holy Spirit lives in us now, incessantly encouraging us to do the works of the Father, as the Son shows them to us so, by doing them, we may be united in the life of the Triune God.
The life of the Triune God is the model for all human life. By following the example of the Triune God we become inserted in the Trinity, in God himself. The following is one example of how we can live the life of the Trinity: “Brothers . . . mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11).
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco).