The joy of discovering the hidden mystery
There is a video by Fr. Fernando Armellini with English subtitles
commenting on today’s Gospel reading:
We do not have exclusive right to faith in God. However, the assertion that, in the one God, there is a paternity, filiation and a gift of love is specific to Christianity. With an abstract term, not biblical and certainly inadequate, we call this mystery Trinity.
The Jews deny it. In their morning and evening prayer, they repeat: “Our God is one Lord” (Deut 6:4-5). The Muslims do not accept it, for them only “Allah is great and Mohammed is his prophet.”
We speak of “mystery,” not in the sense of an incomprehensible, obscure reality and, if poorly understood, even contrary to reason, but of the wealth of infinite life of the one God. He transcends all understanding, and gradually reveals himself to person to introduce him in the fullness of his joy.
Will it be possible for humans to explore this unfathomable secret? A wise man, who lived in the time of Jesus, stated: “We are barely able to know about the things of earth, and it is a struggle to understand what is close to us; who then may hope to understand heavenly things?” (Wis 9:16).
To penetrate into the mystery of God, the Muslims have the Koran, from which they derive the ninety-nine names of Allah; the hundreth remains unspeakable, because man cannot understand all of God. The Jews find the Lord through the events of their history of salvation, meditated, rewritten and reinterpreted for centuries, before being finally delivered to the people, and later, in the holy books. For Christians, the book that introduces the discovery of God is Jesus Christ. He “is the open book with strokes of spear;” he is the Son who, from the cross reveals that God is Father and gift of Love, Life, Spirit.
To internalize the message, we repeat:
“Introduce me Lord, with mind and heart, in your life that is love.”