SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
- Proverbs 8:22-31
- Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
- Romans 5:1-5
- John 16:12-15
NEXT RCIA SESSION: July 30 Mini-Series
- Summer 3-night series: Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-August 1, 7:00-9:00 pm in Gym at St. Monica
- Whole Families are welcomed and encouraged to attend
- After this 3-night series, the first weekly Thursday session of RCIA will be August 15, 2019
FOR YOUR REFLECTION: Consider the Eternal Trinity
The liturgical year is the way for Catholics to enter more deeply into the heart of God, of the Trinity. As we remember God's presence in our lives through pondering the Scriptures that mark our different feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, we come to know God not only with our minds, but also with our hearts. We are called to place our entire lives in God's will, God's hands.
The Solemnity of Pentecost (a solemnity is the highest possible of all our feast days) always concludes our Easter Season - and the Solemnity of Pentecost is always followed immediately on the next Sunday with the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - the feast this week. Our God is a mysterious God...God is three persons, yet only ONE. This truth is considered the most fundamental and important of all our teachings, but I doubt most of us think of it as we get out of bed or as we plan the activity of our days. What does this truth mean - what difference does it make that God is ONE, yet THREE???
It is actually VERY important that God is ONE yet three. One way to begin to encounter this Mystery and its importance is to reflect on this Sunday's first reading from Proverbs. As you read it very slowly, you need to know that Jesus, the Son of God, is considered to be the WISDOM of God personified. You also need to realize that we believe God existed from before all time as Father, Son and Holy Spirit: before Jesus was Incarnate as man, he was with the Father and Son - from before all time. As you read what the "second person" of the Trinity says in this passage from Proverbs, before his coming as Jesus of Nazareth, what does it mean to you? To us as a People of God? What does this reading communicate about joy, communion?
We believe that God is LOVE - not as a noun, but as a verb - three persons who in every split second are actively loving the other, so much so that they are truly only ONE, while still distinct persons. What in our lives dimly mirrors this LOVE, this communion of LOVE??? What does this tell us about God - about ourselves - about how God is for us, for me???
Find time this summer to pray daily. Make the Scriptures part of your daily prayer. Take your time. Listen for what God wants from your life now.