Deacon George’s Homily for The Most Holy Trinity
For two weeks I pondered today’s readings, and the words of St Paul came to the fore, “the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us.”. Then I remembered these words from the mystics, “I am the host of the Guest within, in whose name I was baptised”. These words remained central in my thoughts. I will expound. For me to understand a little of the Blessed Trinity, I first read Genesis 18 then I pray to the Father through the Son. and then pray for the Holy Spirit to teach me, and then I ponder the icon of the Trinity. In Rublev’s icon, of Genesis Chapter 18. we see the hospitality of Abraham to the three strangers, at the oak of Mamre. But we also see the three persons of the Trinity. Hence that is why it is known as the icon of the Trinity. I see on the left, the gold and blue of God the Father, and on the right the blue and green of God the Holy Spirit, and in the centre, the red and blue of Jesus, looking at his Father. And then I see, their open arms inviting me to join them in their circle of love. And then I listen with my heart…..