Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love

There is an important theological significance of the number three. Three reserves the number of completion. When we initially learn to write we are taught to have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.  This way of formulating a written idea is the same with all things.  With all things, there is a beginning, where we learn to take our first steps.  Middle when we perfect the craft through diligent practice. And a conclusion at the climax of the event, some would say this is a grand finale.

By no mistake, we have a Trinitarian God, namely three persons with the same divine nature.  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are a cohesive unit that guides us through each day, gracing us with the theological virtues at precisely the correct time.

The three theological virtues that are intended to help us live life abundantly by being fully united to our Creator.  This is our purpose in life, the Baltimore Catechism states that we were created to love and serve God.  These three theological virtues allow us to complete our nature’s purpose.  Faith allows us to believe in the message of the Gospels of eternal happiness and love of God.  We hope to have this eternal happiness in the kingdom of heaven in which we can fully and freely love.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 reads “Where one alone may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.” God has given us a strong three-ply cord to guarantee our salvation.  He has given us Faith, Hope, and Love as supreme graces to strengthen us through our journey.  And today is no different, He is there for you here and now.  He is there to complete you.

How have you been graced with faith, hope or love?

Where in your life can you invite God in to bless you with these gifts today?