Cycle C The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

In the first reading from Proverbs, we hear a personification of wisdom, often referred to as the Holy Spirit. Present before the worlds were created.
In the second reading we hear that “the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us”
In the Gospel Jesus says, “Everything that the Father has is mine.” In this he is equating himself to the Father. The Trinity is not explicit in the Scriptures, but it is clearly here in the readings when properly understood. When we think of “God” do we think in Trinitarian terms? When we pray to “God” do we have a particular person of the trinity we think of? Do we pray only to the “Father”? Do we pray only to the “Son”? How often do we pray to the “Holy Spirit”? Jesus said to baptize people “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” At the climax of the mass when the cup and paten are elevated prior to the great Amen we pray through him, with him and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours Almighty Father. We clearly have a Trinitarian faith, let us appreciate this revelation provided to us by Scriptures, even if it is difficult to understand and articulate.

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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