God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ Galatians 4:6
Father, we praise you,
that through your Word and Holy Spirit
you created all things;
you reveal your salvation in all the world
through Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh;
through your Holy Spirit you give us a share
in your life and love:
fill us with the vision of your glory,
that we may always serve and praise you,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
- Psalm 8
- Romans 5:1-5
- John 16:12-15
- 1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a
- Psalm 42 & 43
- Galatians 3:10-14, 23-29
- Luke 8:26-39
A Thought to Ponder
Trinity Sunday – John 16:12-15
“The Spirit of truth will guide you to all truth.”
As Ordinary Time resumes, two “solemnities of the Lord” are celebrated on the next two Sundays. Today’s celebration of the Trinity, originating in France in the eighth century and adopted by the universal Church in 1334, focuses on the essence of our faith: the revelation of God as Creator, the climax of his creation in Jesus the Redeemer, the fullness of the love of God poured out upon us in the Sustainer Spirit.
In his final words to his disciples at the Last Supper, Jesus promises to send the “Spirit of truth [to] guide you to all truth.” The Son has revealed the Father to the Church; the Spirit of truth and wisdom keeps that revelation alive in the Church.
Trinity Sunday is a celebration of the many dimensions in which we discover the how and why of God: God, the Creator and Sustainer of all that lives; God, the Christ who became one of us to show us the depth of God’s love; the Spirit, the love of God living among us, the love that gives meaning and vision to us, God’s beloved creation.
Truth is an ongoing process; God continues to reveal himself in all time. He is not a silent God who ceased to reveal himself on the last page of Scripture. Through the Spirit dwelling within us and within the Church, God is still leading us into a greater realisation of what Jesus taught in the Gospels.
To be a person of authentic faith means to seek out and face the truth – regardless of the consequences, regardless of the cost to egos or wallets, regardless of our doubts and cynicism and fear. To live our faith means to live the truth about love, justice and forgiveness with integrity and conviction, regardless of the cost.
Faith begins with realising the Spirit of God breathing life into all that exists; faith then compels us to continue the creative work of God, to embrace and be embraced by the love of God that envelopes every wonder of nature and every manifestation of compassion.
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