(Most Holy Trinity Sunday)
Scripture Reading: John 3:16-18
Last Sunday we reflected on Pentecost, Today on Trinity Sunday we celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons. Blessed Trinity is a mystery that is revealed by God to His church through tradition and Scripture. The Holy Trinity is not like a mathematics problem that needs to be resolved; rather, the Holy Trinity is a mystery to be contemplated, and indeed to be grateful for. Pope Francis said last year on Trinity Sunday thus “Today is the Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity. The light of Eastertide and of Pentecost renews in us every year the joy and amazement of faith: let us recognize that God is not something vague….. He is tangible; He is not abstract but has a name: ‘God is love.’ His is not a sentimental, emotional kind of love but the love of the Father who is the origin of life, the love of the Son who dies on the Cross and is raised, the love of the Spirit who renews human beings and the world As I have been reflecting on the wondrous mystery of the Holy Trinity, I have been thinking about the relationship I have, or could have with each of the Persons of the Trinity”.
God the Father is our Creator and He is our Father in every sense of the word. Because of Him, I have my being and have been given a purpose in life. He is in love with me and I am in love with Him.
Jesus, God’s Son became one with me and walks with me on this earth. He has a special understanding of my humanity, my strengths and weaknesses. When I cry out to Him, he understands me and as I long to know Him even better, He comes closer to me and is my brother and my Savior. When I stumble, He picks me up and carries me until I can walk again on His path. When I receive the Eucharist, He, not only inhabits my soul, but my body as well. He is in love with me and I am in love with Him. The third Person, the Holy Spirit, gathers us into the Trinity of God’s love. Jesus promised us that we would not be left as orphans. The gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit help us to heal our wounds and bring peace to our existence in this amoral world. The freely given gift of wisdom is something I so cherish. When I sit down to read the Bible, I ask for insight and to receive whatever should come to me as I read and ponder the Word of God. When I am asked to speak or write to a group or blog like this, I always begin by “talking to the Holy Spirit.” He never fails. He is in love with me and I am in love with Him. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.”
In the context of today’s focus on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, the reading calls our attention to the action of God, who reveals himself in three persons. Out of love for the world, sent His Son into the world in order to save it. Through the Death and Resurrection of the Son, the Holy Spirit is given, acting always as a God of love; Who does not condemn the world but acts to save it.
MASS: WHITE Exo 34:4b-6.8-9; Dan 3:29-188.8.131.52.34 (R.29b); 2 Cor 13:11-13; Accl. Rev 1:8; Jn 3:16-18 MOST HOLY TRINITY (SOLEMNITY)
- Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: Set up your kingdom in our midst. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God: Have mercy on me, a sinner. Holy Spirit, breath of the Living God: Renew me and all the world in the name of Jesus
- Before the tremendous Throne of your Majesty, at the exalted place of your Divinity, the majestic seat of your glory and the sublime Throne of your Sovereignty where your servants the Cherubim continuously sing hymns and where your glorifiers, the Seraphim sing unceasingly the “Sanctus,” we bow down with fear adore with trembling, give thanks, and glorify you without ceasing, at all times Amen.
Exercise: Take the Prayer of Trust in the Divine Mercy on section A
Meditation: John 3:16