June 16 - One Bread, One Body
June 16, Trinity Sunday
Cycle C Readings:
1) Proverbs 8:22-31
2) Romans 5:1-5
Gospel) John 16:12-15
More of God
"We are at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." — Romans 5:1
Most people know there is a God. Some people even experience that God is present, loving, and/or personal. Others only sense God as a force. Those people who are aware of God as a person know they can reject God by sinning. They sometimes know when they're not at peace with God. Then they feel a need to get right with God, to be justified (Rm 5:1). Few people experience much more of God than this, but there is much, much more of God. Jesus said to His disciples: "I have much more to tell you" (Jn 16:12).
God is Trinity, three Persons in one God. God is a family. God has become a man. This God-made-Man is Jesus (see Jn 1:14), Who is fully God and fully Man. There is so much more to God than our experiences. The holiest saints who have ever lived have only just begun to know God. "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor 2:9).
On this Trinity Sunday, may we experience in a new way the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10). May we devote all our energies to developing as deep a personal relationship with the Trinity as possible. May we let the Spirit guide us to all truth about the Trinity (Jn 16:13).
Prayer: Father, Son, and Spirit, I give my life to You. May I be baptized — immersed — into You (see Mt 28:19).
Promise: "The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us." —Rm 5:5
Praise: "O most Holy Trinity, undivided Unity; Holy God, mighty God, God immortal, be adored."
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