May 30 - One Bread, One Body
May 30, Trinity Sunday
Cycle B Readings:
1) Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Psalm 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22
2) Romans 8:14-17
Affinity with the Trinity
" Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask for one end of the shy to the other: Did anything so great ever happen before?” — Deuteronomy 4:32
If we believe in Jesus and accept Him as Lord, we will live eternally in heaven with the Trinity. A million years from now, when time is no more, we will be constantly exhilarated, enthralled, and overwhelmed by the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. His love is everlasting. It is always new, fresh, surprising.
We can begin this triune relationship now by becoming disciples of Jesus and being baptized in the name “of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19). Let us “fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31) and be immersed in God, Who is Love (1 Jn 4:16). Our future is love: an eternal, ever-increasing reception of God’s infinite love.
“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). “How deep are the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God!” (Rm 11:33) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!” (2 Cor 13:13)
Prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, may my life be nothing other than a relationship with You, the Triune God.
Promise: “You did not receive a spirit of slavery leading you back into fear, but a spirit of adoption through which we cry out, ‘Abba!’ (that is, ‘Father’). The Spirit Himself gives witness with our spirit that we are children of God. But if we are children, we are heirs as well: heirs of God, heirs with Christ.” —Rm 8:15-17
Praise: Praise Jesus, Who rules heaven and earth with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
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†Most Reverend Steve J. Angi, Chancellor, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio August 5, 2020.
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