Reading I Dt 4:32-34, 39-40, Responsorial Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22, Reading II Rom 8:14-17, Gospel Mt 28:16-20

Today we are celebrating the Most Holy Trinity, an anecdote of Saint Augustine can help us realize that the Most Holy Trinity is beyond what our minds can grasp. One day, Saint Augustine was walking along the Mediterranean Sea, he was inquiring about the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. He came across a little kid who was fetching water from the sea and pouring it in a small hole. Saint Augustine asked the kid what he was doing, and the kid answered that he was trying to put all the water of the sea into the small hole. Saint Augustine told him that what he was trying to do was not possible, and the kid replied that what Saint Augustine was trying to do was not possible either because he could not put the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity into his small head.

God has revealed Himself to us as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, people thought that God was far from them, He was in heaven, and none could reach Him. Sometimes, people feared God and thought that He was mean. Nevertheless, they believeed that God was the creator of all things, they recognized Him as God the Father. In the mystery of redemption, through the Virgin Mary, God comes to us as a little child born in poverty. His mission was to reveal to humans that the God they thought was inaccessible is dwelling among them, and that the God they thought was mean is merciful and wants them to be merciful as He is. Unfortunately, humans will not be able to understand how God can be a little child, poor and vulnerable, they ended up crucifying Him, but He came again to life. After the Ascension, through His Spirit; He lives in us. Despite all our trespasses, God has come to dwell in us. That is the mystery we are celebrating today.

God has revealed Himself to us as being a family, He wants us to be part of that family. Thus, our relationships should reflect the relationships between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,  and that can happen if we let the Holy Spirit work in us. We should live by the Holy Spirit as did the blessed Mother of God so that we reflect the love of God in our lives.

In those few lines, I hope to have shared with you what I heard from the homily from the 6:00 AM Mass on Sunday May 30, 2021 at Mont Sion Gikungu. The Mass was celebrated by Father Hérménegilde Coyitungiye.


Christa Ishimwe