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Co-creation: Man Returns God’s Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity, Human

Man, made in the image and likeness of God, was placed by God in the visible world to order the world and thus to cooperate in God’s work of creation. Man’s calling to work did not change after he disobeyed God, it only became more irksome to accomplish. Through grace, which is the love of …

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Unity: Believers Live in God’s Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity, Human

Jesus makes love the distinguishing mark of his disciples: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34-35) The measure …

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Jesus Reveals God’s Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ

God’s love impelled him to take action to help his creatures gone astray so when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman(Galatians 4:4) Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who was sent for love of mankind: In the beginning was the Word, and …

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Creation: A Work of Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity

God is such a superabundance of love that he wanted to share his love with others, so he chose to create the visible world. All of creation reflects imperfectly the infinite perfections of God. But man in particular, God chose to give a special participation in his being, a special likeness to himself. So God …

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The Most Holy Trinity: a Union of Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity

It is said that a people’s values can be seen in the god they worship. For Christians, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). But a God who is love seems like a philosophical impossibility. How can one God, who is perfect, lacking nothing in himself and possessed of no dependence on creatures, be love when …

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Why do Catholics believe that God is three Persons, called the Holy Trinity? How can God be three Persons and still be one God?

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Holy Trinity

Catholics believe there is one God consisting of three distinct and equal divine Persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–because on numerous occasions God has described Himself thus. The Old Testament gives intimations that there are more than one Person in God. In Genesis 1:26, God says, “Let us make man to our image and likeness.” In …

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