June 10, 2017

Most Holy Trinity - A (June 11, 2017)

Jesus Christ - The Presence of the Holy Trinity – the Presence of Love and Peace

There are three verses from today’s Scripture readings that can help us reflect on the mystery of the Holy Trinity in our lives.

First, Moses’ prayer in the First Reading from Exodus.  “O Lord, do come along in our company.”

And for God’s people in the forty years in the desert, God indeed came along in their company “in the daytime by means of a column of cloud to show them the way, and at night by means of a column of fire to give them light.” (Exodus 13:21). 

The second verse, found in John’s Gospel.  “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”  God no longer makes God’s presence known to us in a column of cloud or fire.  God is now present with us in God’s only Son, who has chosen to become like us in all things but sin.  Jesus, God’s only Son, is now one with us.

Thus, the third verse from the Second Reading affirms the presence of the Holy Trinity in our lives, thanks to God’s love for us, “the God of love and peace will be with you.”

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