eternal interaction between the persons of the Trinity,) 2} St. Thomas Aquinas'
writings on the essence &amtp; attributes of God, and 3} St. Catherine of Siena's themerp
of transformative love. If this article fails to achieve understanding, then it's the
fault of the writer (yours truly,) and not the aforesaid doctors of the church.
It's important to first know that the mystery of love is that of in transforming in-
to the object of your love. In the Holy Trinity, the Father eternally transforms
into the Son and the Son eternally transforms into the Father. This transforma-
tion is the Holy Spirit, itself. Now, if one were to describe a basic outline of the
Trinity, by means of comparing him to a song, then one would start by stating:
The first infinite person of the Trinity begins
by generating the lyric:
Let there be light.
The second infinite person of the Holy Trinity
simultaneously requites the generated light, by
radiating a tone of understanding and consent
So be it
The light is the Holy Spirit himself.
infinite person of the Trinity. The ideals of God are not inanimate. They're living
realities, living in the Holy Spirit. They're not air headed "happy thoughts." They
are a designed set of aspirations and preferences willed to be in existence. In order
for such aspirations and ideals to be perfect, they must be actualized. They must be
living. They are the Holy Spirit, himself. They're God's personality traits and God's
The attributes of God include the virtues of fidelity and generosity, as well as kind-
ness and honesty. They are humility and gratitude, as well as fortitude and fidelity.
They are equally justice and temperance, as well as mercy and generosity, existing
in equal fraternity. It's not that God is full of virtue. Rather, God IS virtue; the to-
tality of virtue acts in essence, infinitely existing and all at once. Plus, within God
there is no conflict.
Divine Love is also known as Agape, (pronounced awe-gah-pay.) Being that the
ideals of God the Father are living realities existing in one spirit, this means that
God is the infinite perfection of every virtue in existence simultaneously transpir-
ing in one being. The aspect of God being living virtue, acting out all virtue, in-
finitely so, was explained by Thomas of Aquinas.
Each infinitely radiating ideal is given the full consent of the second person of the
Trinity. The second person was the inspiration for these ideals to exist. That is to
say that the second person was the motivation for the Eternal Father's thoughts of
virtue. In fact, the second person of the Holy Trinity is the First person's reason
for being. If the second person of the Trinity didn't exist, the first person of the
Trinity wouldn't have been motivated to exist.
Each ideal, such as kindness, is the essence of the Holy Spirit himself. Now, for
the finite human mind in the fallen state of original sin to comprehend the myst-
ery of the Holy Trinity is no different than attempting to place an ocean in a sand
bucket. The most that we can do on Earth is make sand castles on the shoreline.
The general lyrics in the song of the Holy Trinity are a chorus:
First Person ------- Let there be light.
Second Person --- I witness it to be good and I consent in it being.
First Person ------ Let there be the infinite perfection of every virtue.
Second Person --- So be it in an unbroken collection.
First Person ------ Let it be alive in one Spirit.
Second Person --- Let it radiate through me.
That's the paraphrased version of the Song of the Holy Trinity. Now, the accom-
panying music to that song is of an untold quality, where the Father empties him-
self into his Eternal Son, somewhat like a waterfall. The Holy Spirit happens to
be the water.
When comparing the Holy Trinity to a waterfall, the first person of the Trinity
becomes the light refracting throughout the water, while the second person of
the Trinity is the spray of that waterfall, making the droplets look like deeply
colored gems of a majestic quality. It's music with infinite sustain, and there
is a gentleness to it, amidst majesty and deep tones. If you ever come hear it,
your life will never be the same again.
A replacement word for "So Be It" is Amen. This is why Jesus is referred to as
the Amen in the Book of Revelations, at the third chapter ... Verse 14, if you're
curious. In fact, he is referred to as the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, and
the Source of God's Creation. He consents in the Father's Will and then makes it
happen. He requites the same person's spirations ... aspirations and inspirations.
The Holy Trinity is the one able to be in the state of being without outside help.