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Trinity Sunday


Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Daniel 3:52-56
John 3:16-18

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the mystery and glory of trinitarian love

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!" —2 Corinthians 13:13

The Trinity is the heart of divine revelation and of the Christian faith. The Church teaches: "The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith" (Catechism, 234). Because God is Trinity, we are family, and holiness is being one as the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are One (see Jn 17:21). Because God is three Persons in one God, we, though many, are the one body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12). Because God is the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, we can become children of the Father and cry out in the Spirit, "Abba" ("Father") (Gal 4:6; Rm 8:15), and "Jesus is Lord" (1 Cor 12:3).

The Trinity is the basis of the Church, the Bible, the Creed, the Sacraments, the Beatitudes, etc. We as Christians are constantly living in the Trinity and the Trinity in us (see Jn 17:23). Because God is Trinity, we can live forever in the mystery of His love. "Praise the Holy Trinity, undivided Unity, holy God, mighty God, God immortal, be adored!"

Prayer:  Father, Son, and Spirit, I immerse myself in Your Trinitarian love.

Promise:  "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him may not die but may have eternal life." —Jn 3:16

Praise:  Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever!

Reference:  (We have several tape series to help you read the Bible. Overview of the Bible is six audio tapes starting with AV 10A-1 or three video tapes starting with V-10A. 15-minute Bible Teaching - New Testament is forty audio tapes starting with #700. An Introduction to each book of the Bible is thirty-two audio tapes starting with AV 21-1 or seventeen video tapes starting with V-21.)

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, January 2, 2014

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