Thursday 13 June 2019

13 Jun 2019

The Most Holy and Blessed Trinity

Jesus said, “When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will lead you to the complete truth, since He will not be speaking as from Himself but will say only what He has learnt. Everything the Father has is Mine; that is why I said: all He tells you will be taken from what is Mine.” John 16:13, 15

The earliest prayer to the Holy Trinity was the Doxology the words of which we also use for the prayer “The Glory be”

This Sunday the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.  Every time we make the Sign of the Cross, we are affirming our belief and trust in the Holy Trinity of Love, for we say ‘In the Name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We worship One God, One Lord, but who has three ways of interacting with us.  God the Father who created us in love.  God the Son, Jesus Christ who redeemed us in love by His sacrificial Death and Resurrection.   God the Holy Spirit, who empowers, equips and makes us Children of God and who makes us holy in love.

Our Creed, our Profession of faith, which we pray every Sunday, states clearly that which we believe as Catholic Christians.  All Christians worship a Trinitarian God, God in Three Persons.  God the Father, in His deep love created the world, the universe and the heavens.  He created us with love and through Jesus His Beloved Son.  Jesus, out of Love for the Father, chose to come to live amongst us.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, He came to be born on earth as a man, from the Spotless Womb of our Blessed Lady, Mary.  Jesus lived a perfect life.  He died a cruel death on the Cross-to save us from our sins.  He was raised to life on the third day and ascended into heaven 40 days later after His Resurrection.   He then sent from the Father, the promised Gift of His Holy Spirit.  This wonderful, gentle and beautiful Holy Spirit lives in us in the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Through this supreme Gift of Himself, the Lord renews the face of the earth as He comes forth to us and He restores, renews and refreshes us.

At every Mass, we offer our prayers to the Father in and with and through the Son of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus comes to us at every Mass in the form of bread and wine in Holy Communion as the power and working of the Holy Spirit transforms these into His Most Holy Body and Precious Blood. The Holy Spirit reveals the Father’s deep love for us and makes this concrete through us receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist.  He then fills us to overflowing with His power, His holiness and His love so we can then take His Word and His love to others day by day.

Our prayer this week:

Most Glorious, Most Holy, Most Blessed Trinity of Love,

Come and reveal more of Your Beauty and Personal care for each one of us.

Help us to understand You as the Holy One yet Three,

for we need Your touch every day of our lives.

We worship you, O God, so wonderful in your Nature and in Your Creative, Redemptive and Sanctifying power.  May we say with faith and love;

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.