Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Name Above All Names – Gospel in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The Name Above All Names – Gospel in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

It is here that God’s revelation reaches its pinnacle, expressing most fully His “Essence, and Identity, and Meaning.”…N. T. Wright says that Matthew’s formula on Jesus’ lips (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is like “someone innocently whistling a snatch of a tune that a great composer will later make into the centerpiece of a wonderful oratorio”…but I think it is even more correct to say that it is like a great composer, who has already written a grand oratorio, whistling to us, who could not possibly understand the grandeur and beauty of the whole, the theme tune of the work. Then, step by step, as we grow in our ability to appreciate it, revealing the glory of the whole.

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Life in the Spirit – Second Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Life in the Spirit – Second Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

…when we focus on and are driven by those things that are of the flesh—our temptations, our sinful impulses, not least of which are our self-determined and self-consumed plans for our lives—we become slaves once again to fear. It is the inevitable result of becoming enslaved to an inexorable drive towards death and destruction, regardless of the pleasures or hope of fulfillment such things seem to promise.

It is only when we surrender to the Spirit of the One who is our Father, of the One who is Life Himself that this bondage can be broken and true peace be found

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A God Who Reveals Himself – First Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

A God Who Reveals Himself – First Reading in Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Through the ages, in all that God has said and done, it has become clearer, surer than ever, that He alone is God and that there is no other. And it has become clear that this God is always for us and that we can even name Him Love. Our theme song has become “God so loved ..that He gave.” And as a result, we should be even more certain that when he asks us anything, it is for our own good and wellbeing.

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