Reflections - May 31, 2015

“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.”  Mt. 28:19.
 
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
 
Today’s readings show us how God has revealed to us his intimate life.  In the First Reading from Deuteronomy Moses recounts the wonders that God has done for His people.  “This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the Lord is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other”.  Dt. 4:39.
 
It is the God who delivers them from slavery and places them in the Promised Land.  It is the God who wants to be intimate with every man and woman, in some cases as the protector and omnipotent God, “who so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life”.  Jn. 3:16
 
He is the Son of God made man that becomes one like us and gives His life for us.  Then He sends the Holy Spirit, a spirit of peace, joy, a spirit of discernment, strength and freedom so that we can announce the Good News of salvation in the environment in which we live, the family, the community, the everyday life.
 
 
The Solemnity of the Trinity is an invitation to reflect on the love that God has for us.  It is also an invitation to reflect on our Baptism, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, which is not a tradition, but it is living as children of God through the spirit of adoption received in Baptism.  We are limited children but in communion with the unlimited.  And in that union with the unlimited He speaks to us every day at sunrise of our affections and our decisions.
 
I invite you when you pray the Creed at Holy Mass to meditate what place does the Trinity have in your faith life.  Are love and faith revealed in your Christian thinking and acting?  Oh, Holy Trinity, let there be unity among those that inhabit this world.  Give us the strength to transcend our emotional and psychological differences and to recognize that it is your Holy Trinity, which unites us all making us participants of your divine life among us.  Give me harmony of body and soul.  Amen.