Today was just wonderful: I held a newborn, visited with people who have been a meaningful part of my life, and went to Confession before Mass.

The theme of the day: love God more.

While we cannot comprehend even marginally well the Trinity as a concept, we are quite capable of loving God our Father, loving Jesus who died for us, and loving the Holy Spirit who is with us now and unto ages of ages. Because we know what LOVE is, we know God.

All we need to do is LOVE more. Cherish people and who they are and what they mean to you and spend time with people and reverence them and lovingly correct and console and love love love love love love love them.

Spend this week loving God more. This joyous peaceful lovingness-- this feeling of contentment-- is God. Not a theorem, nor a Prime Mover, neither an It nor substance nor Thou nor Supremacy nor anything but this heartbeating LOVE.

God is known, not something to know.

A line from the Gospel jumped out at me: "When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted." Something so apparent can be right in front of you and still you don't realize. Never ever underestimate the power of your own capacity to live in denial!

God is so OMNIomnious, we could actually not even notice his presence. Let's not neglect. Let's spend this week living out our awareness of the Trinity's Love in gratitude, obedience, trust, and most of all joy.

***update*** I stand corrected. According to the Holy Father, the Trinity is a substance:

Today we contemplate the Most Holy Trinity as it was made know to us by Jesus. He revealed to us that God is love “not in the unity of a single person, but in the Trinity of a single substance” (Preface): the Trinity is Creator and merciful Father; Only Begotten Son, eternal Wisdom incarnate, dead and risen for us; it is finally the Holy Spirit, who moves everything, cosmos and history, toward the final recapitulation. Three Persons who are one God because the Father is love, the Son is love, the Spirit is love. God is love and only love, most pure, infinite and eternal love. The Trinity does not live in a splendid solitude, but is rather inexhaustible font of life that unceasingly gives itself and communicates itself.

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