Reflections - June 11, 2017

“For God 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.
 
This Sunday the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.
 
The First Reading gives us these beautiful words that came from the mouth of God as he passed before Moses:  “I am the Lord, your God, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity”.  Ex. 34:6.  These beautiful words were expressed to the people of Israel, the people of the revelation of the living and true God.  They were also revealed to Abraham, the father of our faith.
 
However, our Lord and God who manifested Himself to the patriarchs, the prophets and to the chosen people as our only personal and transcendent God, who does not have a beginning or and end, reveals Himself fully to us in the adorable person of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Father’s eternal Son “begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made……”.  He becomes flesh in the glorious womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary for our salvation.
 
It is Jesus who speaks to us of the mystery of God.  Jesus tells us:  “The Father and I are one”.  It is Jesus who teaches us to pray to the Father saying:  “Our Father who art in heaven…….”.  It is also Jesus who manifests to the disciples who is the Father, and as we saw last Sunday at the end of His earthly life announced that He “will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate – the Holy Spirit”, Jn. 14:16, to evangelize and help bring the Good News of the Kingdom of God, baptizing “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Mt. 28:19.
 
I invite you this week when you make the sign of the cross, not only upon waking up or going to sleep, but also during the day to take conscience of the transforming power of the love of God in our soul, that through the Holy Spirit sanctifies and configures in us the image of Christ in communion with His mind and heart.  “And the God of love and peace will be with you.”  2 Cor. 11.