May 30, 2015
Most Holy Trinity - B
Matthew 28: 16-20
I Am With You Always
At the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew, as Jesus came into the world, the angel told Joseph that Jesus was the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy. "They shall name him Emmanuel, which means 'God with us.'" (Matthew 1: 22-23)
Today, as recorded by Matthew, we listen to the very last words Jesus spoke before he ascended to heaven, "Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
The prophecy was and continues to be fulfilled in Jesus, God with us.
In Jesus, the Son, we humans come in touch with the divine reality. And the One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is now with us always.