First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
Today’s celebration of the Holy Trinity draws us into the very core of what we believe and is the central mystery of our faith. Each reading speaks to us about the Holy Trinity.
We hear in our first reading through Moses, we think about the wonder and power of our God. He is the creator of the universe. Yet, God does not distance Himself from his creation; rather he chooses to become involved. Even much more, God wants us to have a very personal relationship with Him – even though He is vastly superior.
St. Paul, in today’s second reading describes this relationship. Brothers and sisters: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into far, but you received a Spirit of adoption, through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”
In our gospel, we learn that at our Baptism we received the gift of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to share in the life of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is in an eternal exchange of love, and love is the word that best describes the Trinity. We were created by God out of love that He has for each person. Jesus suffered and died out of love for each one of us. The Holy Spirit lies within our hearts to sanctify us – making us holy, as the Trinity is holy.
How do we respond to the love of the Trinity for us? The Trinity allows us to make the choice. While God is with us always, how often are we with God? Do we find ourselves with God only when we go to Mass? or do we find God with us in every moment of the day, in every breath, every thought, word and action? Yes, God is that close to each one of us or even better said, within us!
Our prayer to the Holy Trinity today: Holy Trinity, guide my every thought, word and action to lead me into a deeper and more personal relationship with you. Help me to learn more and more your language – the language of love – so I may participate in your divine life now and intimately in eternity!
“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.” Deacon Mike