The Trinity is a mystery, impossible to fully understand. So we often speak in analogy or try to use words that reflect a unified threesome. God our Maker is indeed a God of compassion and forgiveness. In the Gospel, John pulls together the relationship of God, our compassionate and forgiving maker, with Jesus the Son, who is also God and our Redeemer. And Paul, in the second reading, refers to God as Maker, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit together in his greeting in the name of God as Trinity.