Contemplating the Holy Trinity’s Invitations

Jun 28 / Mary Hally
Since the beginning of humanity, messages presented through many different forms have sparked a conflicting dialogue between humans’ yearnings and our life-long conforming roles upon earth. The interconnectedness of all creation is communicating through conflicting ideals. Each life upon our shared world is sifting through dreams of hope and fears for the future. Yet, there is a clear collective longing to bring to light an underlying connection for unity and resolution through nature and science, as well as consciousness of the human mind and intuition.

Our Creator’s whispers of innovation and discovery through science.

“Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson’s quote is a great reminder that our comprehension of the divine force behind life and evolution is quite the mystery! The intuition and thoughtfulness behind humankind’s choices, decisions, and discoveries have guided us through billions of years to create, live, struggle, evolve, and survive. It can be easy to take for granted our freedom to choose within each moment, and to imagine the hidden influences that guide us through these transitions within life. Searching to understand “the what” of creation that is nurturing to our world can often become exciting or even overwhelming and concerning. As you continue to witness and experience new things, I invite you to carry the following questions to share between you and God:

When I learn of a new discovery, can I identify the presence of God? If so, how would I describe God’s influence?

What are some current innovations that have caught my attention recently? How do these new world-changing additions make me feel?

Have I considered how my prayerful time can guide me through my own discoveries and innovations? How can I bring forth new designs and ways of modeling within the world?

Trusting Jesus Christ as our spiritual mentor while sensing a call to respond.

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV

It may be easy at times to remain in question with God about the behavior and choices of others that we cannot understand or want to accept. However, those external influences can be invitations. They stir our own current or past experiences of ourselves to help us become more open and aware. The ability to sense more clearly on behalf of God’s loving presence through contemplative practice is a gift. It can guide relationships in all forms to heal and transform. As you discern and contemplate God’s presence within your moments – with relation to others and with self, I invite you to carry the following questions to share between you and God:

Are there current actions within humanity that bring me peace and hope? Do I feel discomfort and anger because of choices I have made or because of the actions of others?

What images come to mind when I think of things that bring me feelings of contentment and nurturing? Where do I go for peace and comfort when I am feeling emotionally challenged or fearful?

Who is deserving of my prayers? Who is worthy of God’s presence?

The Holy Spirit’s invitations for union while listening and participating within community.

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Community is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a characteristic in common. When we think community these days, we know to include the world-wide-web as a universal connection. Endless information presented and shared through technology is retrieved within a blink. The human consciousness partnered with inner intuition are always communicating to determine what is nurturing or destructive. Our worldly community is experiencing shifts and changes beyond our human capacity to comprehend. Yet, as you receive and share messages within community in different forms, do you ask God to guide you through your questions and answers of information? As you continue to listen within yourself and to others, I invite you to carry the following questions to share between you and God:

How will I choose through my freedom to select from the options presented before me (through relationships within my life and through the entertainment/news) to feed into my mental health and consciousness?

What do the feelings I am experiencing from these connections teach me about my present prayerful practices?

Do these invitations empower me, as well as others, to be peace-filled with the motivation to unite? Or do these influences encourage fear, anxiety, hopelessness, and division?

As you continue to explore ways God communicates within your days, I invite you to carry these themes and to recognize your own questions that are ignited within the moments along your life journey.

Mary Hally

Mary Hally is a Spiritual Director who enjoys accompanying individuals of all ages to build an inner confidence of connecting and discovering invitations from God within their days. Her own experiences of encountering the Holy in our midst inform Mary’s gift for helping others to recognize the possibility of divine presence both in beauty and in life’s challenges. To contact Mary, please email her at