Thursday, June 4, 2009
Preparing for Sunday, Feast of the Holy Trinity
Jesus told his disciples just before he left them: "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
We have been baptized in the name of each of the Persons in the Holy Trinity; we have the Holy Trinity dwelling in us. We are called to a personal relationship with each of the Divine Persons; we need to pay attention and consciously develop our relationship with each Divine Person. We call upon all three each time we make the sign of the cross, but are we really aware of what a tremendous mystery we are part of- three Divine Persons, one eternal God who loves us! The Father loves us; the Son loves us; the Spirit loves us. And how do I return this love?