Today’s post is another inspiring, spiritual reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Let’s take a quiet moment to contemplate God within us.
Solemnity of the Holy Trinity
The Book of Genesis says that we are made “in God’s image and likeness.” Today, we honor God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So, because we are made “in God’s image and likeness,” there must be signs or traces in us of God as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit.
For starters, let’s be aware of our desire to give life.
For many of us, this desire gets expressed by bringing a child into the world.
In my own case, this desire gets expressed by inspiring faith in others and assisting them in living happy lives.
Or think of the simple pleasure we get in bringing life from the earth by growing tomato plants or seeing petunias flower in our garden.
These are all signs or traces within us of God, the creator, God the Father.
Then, let’s be aware of our thirst to restore.
There is something within us that wants to restore a marriage to its original happiness.
There is something within us that wants to patch up a friendship that has grown distant.
And, if we are honest about it, look at our undeniable need to forgive and our restlessness when we do not forgive.
These are all signs or traces within us of God, Jesus Christ, God the Son.
And finally, let’s be aware of our passion for certain things.
Look at your passionate love for your parents or spouse or children or close friend.
Notice our ardent faith in God or strong commitment to the environment.
Think of our growth over the years in wisdom, understanding, and patience – or at least our desire for that!
These are all signs or traces within us of God, the Spirit, God the Holy Spirit.
So yes, we are made “in God’s image and likeness,” and yes, there are signs or traces within us of God, the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
~Father Michael Schleupner