Sunday, May 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday

Today’s solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and its readings speak about relationship within God and between God and us. Wisdom, with God from the beginning, plays on the earth and delights in us. Wisdom, made known as the Holy Spirit, has been poured into our hearts. Wisdom-made-visible is another name for Jesus. Everything the Father has is Jesus’ and will be given us through the Spirit. Father, Son, and Spirit – one God yet three persons. Some name the Holy Spirit as the life force within the Trinity. Our readings make clear that the Spirit is also the life force connecting the Trinity with us. We sing this belief at every Mass: “Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory . . . for ever and ever. Amen.” Created in the image and likeness of a God who is relationship, we are called to deepen our relationship with the God who delights in us, dwells in our hearts (even in the midst of affliction), and offers us peace. Give glory to God today. Pray and deepen your relationship with God, through Christ, in the Spirit. Invite others into this relationship by your words and witness. Triune God, you invite us into relationship with you and with each other. May we be a living doxology that proclaims glory to you, Father, Son, and Spirit, now and forever. 

Pat Schifini, OSU

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