Holy trinity

Mary adapting man to the Most Holy Trinity

God made man for God. Men, however, live for everything except God. Men are interested in accessible goods. Spiritual and elevated goods are of little interest.

And although God knows it, He nevertheless intends man for what is best: participation in the Divine Life of the Most Holy Trinity. And despite the infinite distance between man and God, God has determined to bridge that distance in manageable steps. And the first stop was Marie.

The first manifestation of the Holy Trinity in the New Testament was the announcement of Archangel Gabriel to Mary. Saint Gabriel mentions the Holy Spirit, the Father and the Son in their special relationship with Mary: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. And this is why the Holy One who will be born of you will be called the Son of God ”(Lk 1, 35). When Mary spoke her fiat, these words were fulfilled to the letter and the Holy Spirit entered Her to accomplish the Mystery of the Incarnation, the Father eclipsed her by overseeing this Mystery in Her as His special daughter, while the 2nd Person was truly feeling His Son.

Thus, Mary, the spiritual mountain of mankind, encountered the condescending power of the three divine Persons once again binding Heaven and earth. From each divine Person She has received a special grace for the whole human race and to each divine Person She has rendered a special service.

Through Mary therefore, this ineffable life of the Most Holy Trinity becomes accessible to men on earth. Indeed, we must climb this mountain of holiness to attain Divinity. Likewise, we must crawl out of the pit of sins and bad habits. In both cases, you have to start by looking up.

Now, if a man down on the ground looks up and gets no real direction, the sky is wide. The Holy Trinity is as transcendent as the vastness of the sky. It needs an accurate point of reference before it can move accurately towards its goal. And so he looks to Mary, from whom Christ drew his humanity. He turns to her because she shows him how to live with God the Son, how to know him, how to love him and how to follow him to Mount Calvary. He turns to her because she has been chosen by God the Father for the highest service that a creature can ever offer him. He turns to her because she is the masterpiece of the Holy Spirit and her life is a symphony of perfect obedience to each of her inspirations.

In Mary, we have an easy-to-live example with continual and variable reference to the Three divine Persons. In Her we recognize our divine sonship and how to imitate Christ by loving Her as our spiritual Mother and doing everything for Her in honor of our invisible Father who oversees the entire universe. In it, we learn to be docile to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and to take counsel from him, and not from our too human and impure thoughts and desires. Let us therefore renew our Marian devotion by thinking of Her as the special link and the model so that all men live in the Mystery of the Holy Trinity. Ave Maria!