Jun 16 2019 Reflection
Sunday 16 June 2019
First Reading: PRV 8:22-31
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
PS 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: ROM 5:1-5
Gospel Reading: JN 16:12-15
Today’s Note: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine
and declare it to you.”
Everything that the Father has is mine. (John 16:15)
What if someone asked you to explain the doctrine of the Trinity? You’d probably say that Christians believe in one God who is three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But then you might add that the Trinitarian God is a mystery that no one can ever truly understand. And you would be right!
Here’s what is so amazing about God: you don’t have to understand everything about him in order to have a personal relationship with each of the three Persons of the Trinity. God longs to share his life with you, and he comes to you in his three Persons to play many roles in your life.
As the Father and Creator, God loves you as the apple of his eye. He wants to relate to you as your Abba, a “Daddy” who teaches you and cares for you. As God the Son, Jesus died for you and rose from the dead so that you could have new life in him. Even when you sin, he wants nothing more than to place you on his shoulders like a lost lamb and carry you home. And as the Holy Spirit, he wants to inspire you, guide you, and empower you with gifts to help you serve his people.
So how is your relationship with the Holy Trinity? Do you tend to focus only on one Person and “forget” to deepen your relationship with the others? If you want a better relationship with the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, just ask God to reveal himself to you more deeply. You might just discover some new facet about him! Then try to maintain an ongoing conversation with him throughout the days and weeks ahead.
Three Persons in one God. Three Persons who love you with an indescribable love and who want to do a great work in your life. Three Persons who want to draw you into their communion of love. What a great God we have!
“God, I believe that you are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Help me to know you in a more personal way!”