July 3, 2013 by mattfradd
The Catechism teaches that, “The Trinity is One. We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three persons, the ‘consubstantial Trinity’.
The divine persons do not share the one divinity among themselves but each of them is God whole and entire: ‘The Father is that which the Son is, the Son that which the Father is, the Father and the Son that which the Holy Spirit is, i.e. by nature one God.’
In the words of the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), “Each of the persons is that supreme reality, viz., the divine substance, essence or nature.” (CCC 253)
When it comes to analogies for the Trinity, most muddy the waters rather than clarify the concept.
This fun little video explains why: