Show me Lord by mind and heart your holy life which is love.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Deut. 4: 32-34, 39-40; Psalm 32; Rom. 8:14-17; Mat. 28: 16-20

Read: Jesus approached them to speak to them and said to them: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time”.

Reflect: We Christians have no exclusive right to having faith in Christ. Nonetheless, belief that in God there is the Father, the Son and the gift of the love of the Spirit, is something that we find only in the Christian faith. In abstract terms, which is neither biblical and certainly not sufficiently shown to us, we take this to be a mystery, the Trinity. We say “mystery” not in the sense that this is something that cannot be understood, but in a sense of the great richness of the infinite life of one God.

He goes beyond all that mankind can ever understand. Little by little, He reveals Himself to mankind so as to introduce us all to Himself. So as to understand the mystery of God, the Muslims have the Koran, that gives Allah ninety-nine names; the hundredth name is not given because of the inability of mankind fully to comprehend God. The Jews find the Lord in the texts narrating their salvation, on which they meditate, which they wrote and interpreted many times, until eventually, these were passed on to the people, and later, through holy scripture. For Christians, the ‘book’ that introduces God to mankind is Jesus Christ. He is the Son, who from the Cross, showed that God is the Father and a gift of love, Life, Spirit.

St. Matthew’s Gospel ends in the same way that it starts, with a call to Emmanuel, God be with us, the name with which the Messiah was announced by the prophets (Mt. 1:22-23). That God in whom Christians believe is not far from mankind, as though our problems, happiness and worries do not interest Him. He is “God with us”, God who is besides us daily, until He greets us in his home for ever.

Pray: Show me Lord by mind and heart your holy life which is love.

Act: “Teach them to observe all the commands I gave you”. What are we doing to proclaim God’s love to the people of our time?


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