227 It means trusting God in every circumstance, even in adversity. A 313, 2090 prayer of St Teresa ofJesus wonderfully expresses this trust: Let nothing trouble you / Let nothing frighten you
Everything passes / God never changes Patience / Obtains all

Whoever has God / Wants for nothing


God alone is enough.52



228 ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD...’ (Dt 6:4; Mk 12:29). ‘The supreme being must be unique, without equal... If God is not one, he is not God’ (Tertullian, Adv. Marc., 1,3,5: PL 2, 274).

229 Faith in God leads us to turn to him alone as our first origin and our ultimate goal, and neither to prefer anything to him nor to substitute anything for him.

230 Even when he reveals himself, God remains a mystery beyond words: ‘If you understood him, it would not be God’ (St Augustine, Sermo 52, 6, i6: PL 38, 360 and Sermo 117, 3, 5: PL 38, 663).

231 The God of our faith has revealed himself as HE WHO Is; and he has


made himself known as ‘abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness’

(Ex 34:6). God’s very being is Truth and Love.

Paragraph 2. The Father

‘In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the oiy Spirit’ 2 Christians are baptized ‘in the name of the Father and of the 1223 n and of the Holy Spirit’.53 Before receiving the sacrament, they spond to a three-part question when asked to confess the Father, e Son and the Spirit: ‘I do.’ ‘The faith of all Christians rests on the 189 inity.’54 3 Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the n and of the Holy Spirit: not in their names,55 for there is only e God, the almighty Father, his only Son and the Holy Spirit: Most Holy Trinity.