“In the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (May 27, 2018): DT: 4:32-34, 39-40; PS 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22; ROM 8:14-17; MT 28:16-20
MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days.
We profess our belief in the Holy Trinity in the Apostolic and Nicene creeds.
We make the Sign of the Cross as we begin and end our prayers. And we know that every person who is baptized does so “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Yet we sometimes take these words for granted. On this feast celebrating the Holy Trinity we recognize the most essential mystery of our faith: there is one God in three distinct persons. Because this mystery goes beyond our human understanding it can make us uncomfortable. Yet God wants us to entrust ourselves to Him because above all things we need to know that He is love.
Jesus Christ came among us so that He could ultimately take us to Himself for all eternity. “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 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” (Matthew 28:18-20). Through the suffering, death, and rising again of God’s Son, the Father opens His arms to us in the outpouring of the Spirit. The love of God is the source of all life. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be…