Sunday, May 18, 2008
Feast of the Trinity
I love both the symbol of the Trinity and the icon of the Trinity so am using both. God is Trinity - three diverse persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a mystery, a truth that we cannot fully understand.
The Preface for today's feast says: "We joyfully proclaim our faith in the mystery of your Godhead. You have revealed your glory as the glory of your Son and of the Holy Spirit: three persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendor, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be adored in your everlasting glory."
The readings today all speak to me so here is a quote from each:
"The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity." (Exodus 34) This description of God by God is repeated several times in Scripture.
The Second Reading has Paul telling the Corinthians: "Mind your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you." (2 Cor 13) That will be my quote of the week to try to practice, I think!
The Gospel of John for this Sunday begins: "God so love the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."