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 of your life and love,
fill us with the vision of your glory,
that we may always serve you and praise you,
Father Son and Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
- Proverbs 8:1 – 4, 22 – 31
- Psalm 8
- Romans 5:1 – 5
- John 16: 12 – 15
- 1 Kings 19:1 – 4, 8 – 15 a
- Psalm 42, 43
- Galatians 3:10 – 14, 23 – 29
- Luke 8: 26 – 39
Trinity Sunday – John 16: 12 – 15
“the spirit of truth will guide you 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 8th 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 all truth”. The Son has revealed that 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 the 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 that integrity and conviction, regardless of the cost.
Faith begins with realising the Spirit of God breathing life into all that exists; faith that then compels us to continue the creative work of God, to embrace a real grace by the love of God that envelops every wonder of nature and every manifestation of compassion.
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