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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 3, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Proverbs 8:22-31
Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

There is a saying that good things come in three's. This Sunday we celebrate the awesome mystery of the Holy Trinity—three Persons in one God. We've never figured out the meaning of this truth that Jesus revealed to us, and we never will—on this side of heaven! But that doesn't mean that we must not think about what it means to our faith; for our faith must always seek understanding (that's what we call theology) and if we don't prayerfully consider the words of Jesus, we're really spiritually dead.

So let's take a fresh look at Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As Persons, their work is that of Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. Right! Our weak minds need to divide things into neat boxes like that. In reality, they all helped each other out. For example, the first reading from Wisdom tells us that it was the Holy Spirit that was present at creation. The point is that God really enjoyed creating the world, and that God, dancing and playful at what He had made, intensely loved His creation from the beginning. What else would account for his patient mercy at the ways His creatures "messed up" their lives and the world He Had created? And yet, He will always love us!

The second reading from Romans explains how the gift of the Holy Spirit's love urges us to be patient with our afflictions, and endure and hope in a victorious outcome. So, the Father has created us in love, and the Son's redemption has assured us of a peaceful relationship with God.

Jesus, the very human friend and companion of the apostles, is also a divine Person in this three-fold One God. He is the Word, radiating from his Person—all Truth. Everything He speaks is true; in Him, there is no possibility of falsehood. How do our weak minds understand what He speaks? Only through the Holy Spirit.

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore
(pwhitmore29 at yahoo dot com)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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