Who are you?

Who are you?

Learning about who we are is a life-long learning curve.  Sometimes the curve is steep and painful – when we have to face aspects of ourselves we don’t want to admit, like our addictions or our anger.  Sometimes it is a delight –  like when a friend who brings talents out of us that we never knew were there.  As parents and teachers, one of our greatest callings is helping our children discover who they are.  What we discover in these situations in that we do not grow, do not come to maturity, do not come to who we really are except in relationship with other people.

This is because we are made in the image of God and the God that Jesus came to show us was a community of persons.  While we speak of one God, this God is really Three Persons passionately in love with each other – so much in love that Love is who they really are.  While we Christians use the names, ‘Father’, ‘Son’ and ‘Holy Spirit’, these are such inept names in the face of this mystery of God.  We sound like small children trying to explain nuclear physics.   But we have a sense of what this is about, not from our head but from our gut.  From the depths of our being we want to love and we want to give ourselves in love and we want our love to be creative.  Usually these passions find expression in the love of marriage and the rearing of children.

This Sunday we celebrate this mystery of God in the Feast of the Holy Trinity.  Over this week, ponder on what are the best yearnings in your life and how these are a reflection of God’s life…and as you ponder may you grow into the person God wants you to be.

Loving Father, our hearts are made for love and as we love we live by your life.  Send us your Spirit that, listening to the words of Jesus, we may live by your love.  We ask this in his name, confident that you will hear us.

Sr Kym Harris osb