• Says lay faithful should identify with pious societies
Very Rev. Fr. Richard Fasuyi, Parish Priest, St. Cyprian Catholic Church, OkoOba, Agege, Lagos, has enjoined Catholics to incorporate themselves into the family of the Trinity. According to him like our God, it is our nature to be interactive, not isolated. Delivering his homily on Sunday, June 3, 2023 at 10.00a.m Mass in the parish, he noted that if Christians truly believe in a God that exists as three beings in one, then they should believe in a God who is relational. Stressing that God wants to be in relationship with everyone, and that He is in community, he invited the lay faithful to be part of the ‘Community God’ Fr. Fasuyi said, “Be part of the ‘Community God.’ The ‘Community God’ believes in crowd and He can go to any length to reinstate the missing sheep back to the family. “Justify your membership of this family of the Trinity into whose name you have been baptised. Don’t settle for being a lone ranger. Identify with pious societies in your Church. Incorporate yourself into the family of the Trinity. Stop being all alone. It was the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Same day, the Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba, of Region four, Lagos Metropolitan Council were in the Parish for their Patron Saint Thanksgiving Mass. The cleric related the liturgical events preceding the Trinity Sunday. “Every blessed day we worship our God that lives a family life. For about seven weeks of Easter, we celebrated the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Last week Sunday, our attention turned to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.
This Sunday, we celebrate the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, undivided in unity, one in nature but distinct in function. “The Father creates, the Son redeems and the Holy Spirit sanctifies, enlightens and propels us.” Fr. Fasuyi gave the Genesis account of Godhead. In his words, “The Genesis account of creation employing the Hebraic language Elohim suggests the Godhead in His plural majesty. This plural majesty of God: “Let us create man in our own image and likeness…” shows the enormity of God’s largeness and His expanded capacity. Gen1:26-28. “This suggests the nuance of the Bigness of God. It nuances the indwelling of the Trinity God. Ours is a God who lives in a family of love. The Godhead is a family that lives in relationship and communication. The Godhead lives in mutuality and interaction. The Godhead lives in mutual symbiosis. This is the indwelling of the Trinity often referred to as Trinitarian Pericoresis. The mutuality that exists in the Trinity is made possible by love. The Parish Priest described the Trinity as a model of relationships on earth as he kicked against individualism. He itemised the features of Godhead, “The Godhead is not a solitary God. Not an individualistic God. Not a loner. Not an isolationistic God. Not a selfish and self-centred God. Not a Deus Asconditus God. But a family God. May the Godhead establish the same mutual love in your family.”