Today we offer our devotion to Almighty God, the Blessed Trinity
Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (June 7, 2020): EX 34:4-6,8-9; DN 3:52,53,54,55,56; 2 COR 13:11-13; JN 3:16-18
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Three divine persons in one God...
This Solemnity gives us an opportunity to honor God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and recognize the immense wonder, power and splendor of the Holy Trinity. It is also a reminder that this Divine Mystery is beyond human comprehension. Only through the revelation of God can we grasp some knowledge of this principal truth of our Catholic faith. Yet we join with Christ’s followers throughout the ages who embrace the idea of three divine persons in one God. This was mentioned clearly in one of St. Paul’s letters to the members of the church in Corinth. He was trying to deal with some difficulties that had arisen in the community and encouraged them to reconcile and care for one another. “Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you.… The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Corinthians 13:11,13).
The final exhortation is a beautiful expression of St. Paul’s belief in the Holy Trinity. He hopes that those hearing his letter will welcome the grace, love and fellowship that God offers. And God also offers it to us as individuals and as members of the Church. We, too, must make an effort to support each other in peace and mercy as brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity. Blessed be God!
Suggested missionary action: Let us make an effort to honor God by saying the “Glory Be” frequently, as we humbly and prayerfully call to mind the profound mystery of the Holy Trinity – one God in three persons.