5-27-2018 Reflection

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. This seems like a most appropriate way to begin a reflection on the Most Holy Trinity. The Sign of the Cross is probably the first prayer that most of us learn as small children. Every time we make the Sign of the Cross, we acknowledge the central mystery of the Christian faith and the mystery of God’s very self. Our belief in the Trinity separates us from other religions in the world, and it’s the foundation for everything we believe as Catholics.

Pope Benedict XVI wrote: “Three Persons who are one God because the Father is love, the Son is love, the Spirit is love. God is wholly and only love, the purest, infinite, and eternal love…All things derive from love, aspire to love, and move impelled by love…The strongest proof that we are made in the image of the Trinity is this: love alone makes us happy because we live in a relationship, and we live to love and to be loved.”

While we speak of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity…it is not a mystery to be solved, but a mystery that we enter into more deeply each day of our lives. God’s very nature is to share His love. We are created in the image and likeness of God. God meant for us to share our lives with each other through love.

Pope Benedict described Mary as the Mirror of the Blessed Trinity. May we be guided by Mary’s spirit, which is the Holy Spirit, leading us closer to Jesus, so we may do the Father’s Will.

God bless us all always! Deacon Mike

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