Holy Trinity Sunday

By: Father José Miguel González Martín

Palabra de Hoy
Palabra de Hoy

May 30, 2021

So today, recognize and meditate in your heart that the Lord is the only God.

Those who are carried away by the Spirit of God, those are children of God.

“Go and make disciples of all peoples,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ”.

 

 

Readings

 

First reading

Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy 4, 32-34. 39-40

 

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
“Ask, ask the ancient times, which have preceded you, from the day that God created man on earth: was there ever, from one end of the sky to the other, a word as great as this ?; Was such a thing heard ?; Is there any people who have heard, as you have heard, the voice of the living God, speaking from the fire, and have survived? Has any God ever tried to come and seek one nation among others through trials, signs, wonders and war, with a strong hand and a mighty arm, for great terrors, like everything that the Lord, your God, did with you in Egypt? , before your eyes?
Recognize, then, today and meditate in your heart, that the Lord is the only God, up there in heaven, and here on earth; there is no other. Keep the precepts and commandments that I prescribe for you today, so that you and your children may be happy after you, and prolong your days on the ground that the Lord, your God, gives you forever ”.

 

Psalm

Ps. 32, 4-5. 6 and 9. 18-19. 20 and 22

 

R: Blessed are the people that the Lord chose with inheritance

The word of the Lord is sincere, and all his actions are true;
he loves justice and justice, and his mercy fills the earth. R.

The word of the Lord made heaven; the breath of his mouth, the armies of him,
because he said it, and it existed, he commanded it, and it arose. R.

The eyes of the Lord are on his faithful, on those who wait in his mercy, to save their lives from death and to revive them in time of famine. R.

We wait for the Lord: he is our help and shield;
May your mercy, Lord, come upon us, as we expect it from you. R.

 

Second lecture

A reading from the letter of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Romans 8, 14-17

 

Brothers:
Those who are carried away by the Spirit of God, those are children of God. You have received, not a spirit of slavery, to relapse into fear, but a spirit of foster children, which makes us cry out “Abba, Father!” That Spirit and our spirit bear a consistent testimony: that we are children of God; and, if we are children, also heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, since we suffer with him to also be glorified with him.

Gospel

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 28: 16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain that Jesus had indicated to them.
Seeing him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
Approaching them, Jesus said:
“I have been given full power in heaven and on earth.
Go and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; and teaching them to keep everything I have commanded them.
And know that I am with you every day, until the end of the world ”.

 

Commentary

We thank God the Father, through Jesus Christ his Son, who has given us his Holy Spirit to accompany us and guide us on the path of life. A year ago, on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020, we began this beautiful journey of the Word of today, proposing every Sunday the Word of God of the day, followed by a comment and a prayer.

We began by saying: “The Word is Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of the Father, through whom he has revealed himself and has spoken to us in the fullness of time, the Logos prior to everything and incarnate in the virginal womb of Mary. In the Church every Sunday the Word is proclaimed in the celebration of the Eucharist as the light that illuminates the world and each human being. With the desire to bring this Word closer, from the suggestion of our Archbishop Cardinal Juan de la Caridad, we started this new section in Digital New Word. With this we intend to facilitate the reading in private or with the family of the readings of each Sunday or holiday, which leads us to personal or community prayer, to contemplation of the mystery and incarnate and committed meditation of its contents, that is, to the encounter with Christ, the Word, who guides our steps on the path of life ”.

We feel happy to have come this far and we propose to continue offering this small and humble service, like a grain of sand, like a drop of water in the sea, for the good of all those who, through these pages, seek the Lord, listen His Word and they pray in the silence of the hours and of the days; for all those who, contemplating the mystery of God and meditating on it, wish to live in a Christian way in an incarnate and committed way what He asks of us in the here and now of our concrete existence.

Throughout all of history, the human being, in any culture or latitude, has always sought the meaning of his being and exist in something or someone, beyond, above him, whom he has called “God”. For this reason, we could come to think that “God” would be a mere product of human contingency, creation of the need for him, if that same “God” had remained inert for centuries. But, as we well know and experience, it was not and is not like that. God himself, Creator and Father of humanity, came out and continues to come out of his eternity to meet the man who seeks him with sincerity of heart and cleanliness of spirit in history, in every culture, place or event. And, little by little, he manifested himself and continues to reveal himself in the totality of his being, until he reached the total embrace with the whole of humanity through the incarnation of his Son Jesus Christ.

This is what we Christians celebrate today, the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the feast of the “God” who is, of God the Father, Son and Spirit, who has manifested himself to us in Jesus Christ, not of the “God” that we have imagined or invented.

Indeed, God is gradually revealing and communicating to us, giving us time to assimilate his novelty, so that we can freely accept or reject him. In today’s first reading we see Moses reminding us how God, the living God, spoke to the people of Israel with a powerful voice, taking them from among other nations as his people, chosen people, freeing them from the slavery of Egypt and constituting them the people of the Covenant. . It was, in that experience of collective anguish and liberation, where the Lord manifested himself as One and Almighty. Moses invites us to recognize him and not forget him, to put faith and trust in him, to be faithful to his commands because in them lies the key to authentic human happiness, to true life. It is the people of Israel that, in the history of humanity, live their religiosity framed in monotheism, that is, they put their faith in the One and Only God who has manifested himself in their history, through circumstances and people. concrete, as Savior and also as Creator.

Following his plan of revelation and salvation over all humanity, God himself wanted to become a man like us, and took flesh in the womb of Mary, a virgin of Nazareth, in the Galilee of the Gentiles, in the midst of his chosen people, to speak to us in person, from you to you; so that we would know directly in him, without mediations, his being and his existence; so that we learn in him to develop the project for which he created us out of love. Jesus Christ is God himself made man for us and for our salvation. And it is, through Jesus, through whom we have known, fully and definitively, that God is One, in a plurality of persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The two great novelties and truths that Christianity brings to Jewish monotheism, on which it is built, are the Trinity and the Incarnation: that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the Son has become man in Jesus Christ.

It is evident that rationally it is difficult for us to understand God because we feel dazzled and overwhelmed by his mystery, not because it is dark but because it is immeasurable. It is certainly not easy, if not impossible, to put the enormity of the mystery of God in our limited intelligence, as happened, according to the famous anecdote of Saint Augustine, to the child who tried to transport all the sea water with a small shell to his little hole made by hand in the sand on the beach.

But perhaps the most important thing is not to understand everything but to contemplate God, listen to him, feel him, live him, love him. God, who as Creator and Father has created us out of love and to love, and has given us what we are and have; God the Son who, in Jesus Christ, has become “God with us”, brother and friend, companion of sweat and fatigue, outstretched hand and footprint that indicates the way; God the Holy Spirit, who possesses, strengthens and encourages us, “God in us”, who heals our wounds, purifies our miseries, illuminates our intelligence, enhances our qualities, speeds up our freedom.

He is the God who has told us: “I will be with you always”, every day, until the end of the world. He is the God who, through Jesus, tells us: you are my friends; They are no longer servants, but friends. It is the God who, in the words of Saint Paul, does not want us to live our relationship with Him as slaves, with fear and fear, but as children, in love and freedom, and who invites us to shout joyfully: “Abba, Father.” And if we are children, we are also heirs, joint heirs with Christ, of his glory, of his divinity. Gratuitously He has called us to participate, by communion in the Spirit, in what He Himself is.

He is the God who has invited us to go around the world announcing this beauty and this joy: that God wants all of his children; and for this we must be disciples of his Son Jesus, learners and communicators of his merciful love. And we will be receiving and living baptism in the Church, as the first and founding sacrament of our faith, the sacrament that identifies us with Christ.

Our Christian faith in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who has manifested himself to us in Jesus Christ, is not invented or imagined but rather a consequence of the historical fact of the revelation and incarnation of God, which becomes a patent reality in each one of us when we open our mind and our heart, without prejudice or limitations, to his truth and his love; when we consciously and consistently receive and live the baptism that identifies us with the crucified and risen Christ; when as a Church, and with the power of his Spirit, we become involved in the commitment to transform the society in which we live; when we do not remain alien or inert in the face of suffering or injustice, looking the other way; when we share the pain and anguish of the brothers and sisters around us, particularly in these difficult times; when we listen to the Father and allow ourselves to be impelled by his Spirit on the path of self-giving and sacrifice that Christ himself walks with us every day.

Let us ask him today, and propose on this solemnity of the Holy Trinity, to be more and better children of God, more and better brothers one to another, more and better Christians, missionary disciples, baptized and sent, docile to the action of the Holy Spirit. in each one of us.

 

Prayer

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Father, I put myself in your hands, do with me what you want, whatever it is, I thank you. I am ready for everything, I accept everything as long as your will is fulfilled in me and in all your creatures. I don’t want anything more, Father. I entrust my soul to you, I give it to you, with all the love that I am capable of, because I love you and I need to give myself, put myself in your hands without measure with an infinite trust because You are my Father.

(Charles de Foucauld)

 

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, now and forever, forever and ever. Amen.

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