READINGS for 2007-06-03
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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MYSTERIUMFor the past Sundays, we have been celebrating a God-event, a deed done by God. Easter Sunday is Jesus, true God and true man, rising from the dead. Ascension Sunday is Jesus mounting His throne at the Father’s right hand. Pentecost Sunday is the Father and the Son sending the Holy Spirit. Today, Trinity Sunday is something very unique. We celebrate today not a God-event but God Himself!
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. By God’s initiative, we are given a glimpse of His life. His life is one of communion. God is a community in Himself!
He has Three Persons though He remains one. This mysterious sharing does not give way to any conflict, jealousy, or envy. They use Their communion for our good.
First, the Trinitarian communion gives life. While it is the Father who creates, He creates by His Word, who is the Son, and breathes His breath, who is the Spirit, into every living being.
Second, the Trinitarian communion bestows fullness of life. It is a communion that the Three Persons do not intend to keep just among Themselves. While all of creation is redeemed by the death and resurrection of the Son, the Father sends the Spirit into our hearts so that through His indwelling we may have a share of divine life.
Third, the Trinitarian communion presents what kind of life the Church should always have. Well-renowned ecclesiologist Bruno Forte says the Church is the Icon of the Trinity. Just as the revelation of the Triune God is its foundation, so the kind of life that the Triune God has must be its life. Thus, the communion among the Three Persons does not only draw us to itself; it likewise inspires us to draw unto one another, unto every member of the Church. Our life together, as God’s people, must be the same kind of life that God – in the mystery of His Trinitarian reality – lives. Today as we celebrate God Himself, we look at Him and we see what we should be because we were created in His image and likeness. We must always be life-giving, life-fulfilling, and life-drawing. We use this privilege and accomplish this mandate alone. We need a community. The Church is that community where common ownership of the dignity of God’s children exists. Fr. Bobby T.
REFLECTION QUESTION: How do I live the Trinitarian communion as a member of Christ’s Body, the Church?
Glory be to You, O Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! All praise and all thanksgiving be Yours now and forever. Your blessing be upon us who, by Your revelation, are gathered into one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. As You have given us a glimpse of Your inner life so may we give the world a view of it by our communion of life and love. We ask You this, O Father, through Jesus, Your Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit, One God, living and true, now and always. Amen.
Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Ugandan Martyrs, pray for us.
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