Today is Trinity Sunday. I was astonished at how the first reading jumped out at me as proof positive that Jesus' divinity and the Holy Trinity were foreshadowed rather obviously in the Old Testament.
When the Lord established the heavens I was there,then was I beside Him as His craftsman,
and I was His delight day by day.
~from Proverbs, chapter 8
If the Holy Trinity did not coexist from all time, then who was with "the Lord" when He "established the heavens"? Who was His "delight" before the earth was created?
This also points to the purpose of there being a Trinity in the first place--for Love. If God were truly alone prior to the creation of the world, how could He love? How could He *be* love, if He had no one *to* love?
It often feels as if loving would be easier without the pesky problem of having to love others! But, even God had three Persons in Himself in order to Personify Love itself. God created humanity, man and woman, in His own image. In the image of "three". Man and woman help to create a new life out of their love for each other, just as the Holy Spirit is the Love between the Father and the Son.
As the priest at my parish said this morning, millions of people around the world start and end their day with the sign of the cross--a daily reminder of the Holy Trinity.
In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit