Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (B) "They worshipped, but they doubted." What did they doubt? I can think of three different doubts based on my own experience:
- I doubted it was true. What if Jesus wasn't real, or some other religion was true, or no religion?
This doubt was answered by living my faith and realizing that it really works.
- I doubted God loved me and was always with me.
This doubt was answered by relationship with God. In my prayer time and on retreat, I experienced that God was with me, and God showed me how he has always been with me.
- I doubted I could fulfill my mission.
We are all called to be "little Christs." But we really can't do it on our own. This doubt was answered by community.
One of the deepest longings of the human heart is the desire for community: we "long to belong." The number-one determining factor of your happiness is whether you are part of a rich network of human connections. We were made by the Holy Trinity, which is itself a community. We are born into community and were made for community. But we break those promises and don't live the community we were made to be.
Phyllis used to tell her family, "Being a family doesn't just happen. You need to get them together for meals and memories." We have to invest in community. Every Sunday, God gets his church family together to share meals and memories. Let us work on fostering communities modeled after the Holy Trinity.
Going Deeper: Do you get your family together to share meals and memories? Do you have a church family that you can share meals and memories with? Foster those important communities.