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Pope says Christians must show love, like that which binds the Trinity

Various Lebanese Christian groups will meet in the Vatican on 1 July to reflect on the situation in their country and pray for peace. “Love, in fact, is essentially a gift of oneself, and in its original and infinite reality, it is the Father who gives himself by generating the Son, who in turn gives himself to the Father, and their mutual love is the Holy Spirit, the bond of their unity. It is not easy to understand, but one can experience this mystery.”

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Christians must show love through their conduct, the love that is the reality of God, the essence of the Trinity, the “mystery of the one God in three Persons” since “God, despite being one and unique, is not loneliness but communion,” said Pope Francis before the recitation of the Angelus on the day in which the Church celebrates the Most Holy Trinity.

After the recitation of the Marian prayer, speaking once again before several thousand faithful in St Peter's Square, Francis announced that on 1 July various Lebanese Christian groups will meet in the Vatican to reflect on the situation in their country and pray for peace.

Before the recitation of the Angelus, Francis spoke about the “Most Holy Trinity, the mystery of the one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The mystery that Jesus gave us”, emphasising that “people are not the emanation of God, they are people”.

“It is an immense mystery, which surpasses the abilities of our mind, but which speaks to our hearts, because we find it enclosed in the expression of St John that sums up all Revelation: ‘God is love’ (1 Jn 4:8-16)”.

“As love, God, while one and unique, is not loneliness but communion. Love, in fact, is essentially a gift of oneself, and in its original and infinite reality, it is the Father who gives himself by generating the Son, who in turn gives himself to the Father, and their mutual love is the Holy Spirit, the bond of their unity. It is not easy to understand, but one can experience this mystery.

“Jesus himself revealed to us the mystery of the Trinity. He showed us the face of God as a merciful Father, introduced Himself, a real man, as the Son of God and the Word of the Father; he spoke of the Holy Spirit that comes from the Father and the Son, Spirit of Truth, Paraclete Spirit, who is our Comforter and Advocate. And when Jesus appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection, he sent them out to evangelise “all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19).”

“Therefore, today's feast enables us contemplate this wonderful mystery of love and light from which we come and towards which our earthly journey is oriented.”

After the Angelus, the Pope mentioned yesterday’s beatification of three nurses in Spain – María del Pilar Gullón y Turriaga, Olga Pérez-Monteserín Núñez and Octavia Iglesias Blanco – “killed in hatred of the faith” during the Spanish Civil War.

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