“Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own”
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Gospel According to Matthew 28:16-20
by Sister Jane Hibbard, SNJM
The Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit –three in one; one in three is an everlasting mystery which may be revealed to us when we transition in death. Somehow it is a comfort to know that not even the brightest minds of theology have defined this over the centuries. There have been volumes written to try and explain the energy of love that is present in our Godhead.
Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier – God the creator made us in His image and likeness. Jesus our Redeemer died on the cross to save us. The Spirit Sanctifier is at work in our lives and in our hearts all the time, guiding us as the director of our spiritual journey. Think about that! The Godhead of the Trinity has us covered from beginning to end.
In Deuteronomy, Moses tells the people: “This is why you must now know, and fix in your heart, that the Lord is God in the heavens above and on the earth below, and that there is no other.”
And in the Gospel of Matthew we have the final line of the gospel to further encourage our utter dependence and belief: “Behold I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Is our image of God too small? We have the most powerful presence on earth in our court, who created us, cares for us and is present with us all the time, if we will let the Trinity be the Trinity in our lives. Pray for an increase in the understanding of this incredible mystery so you can take full advantage of the gift of love, God in each person of the Trinity, is giving you.
From the Rule of St. Benedict
"What, dearest ones, can be sweeter to us than this voice of God inviting us?
See, in loving kindness, God shows us the way of life." Prologue 19-20
"Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
to God who is, who was, and who is to come." Revelation 1:8