Saturday, June 02, 2012
SOLEMNITY, MOST BLESSED TRINITY
SOLEMNITY, MOST BLESSED TRINITY
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 / Rom 8:14-17 / Mt 28:16-20
DEUTERONOMY 4:32-34, 39-40
Ask of the times past. Inquire from the day when God created man on
earth. Ask from one end of the world to the other: Has there ever been
anything as extraordinary as this? Has anything like this been heard
of before? Has there ever been a people who remained alive after
hearing as you did the voice of the living God from the midst of the
fire? Never has there been a God who went out to look for a people and
take them out from among the other nations by the strength of trials
and signs, by wonders and by war, with a firm hand and an outstretched
arm. Never has there been any deed as tremendous as those done for you
by Yahweh in Egypt, which you saw with your own eyes. Therefore, try
to be convinced that Yahweh is the only God of heaven and earth, and
that there is no other. Observe the laws and the commandments that I
command you today, and everything will be well with you and your
children after you. So you will live long in the land which Yahweh,
your God, gives you forever."
All those who walk in the Spirit of God are sons and daughters of
God. Then, no more fear: you did not receive a spirit of slavery, but
the Spirit that makes you sons and daughters and every time we cry,
"Abba! (this is Dad!) Father!" the Spirit assures our spirit that we
are sons and daughters of God. If we are children, we are heirs, too.
Ours will be the inheritance of God and we will share it with Christ;
for if we now suffer with him, we will also share Glory with him.
As for the eleven disciples, they went to Galilee, to the mountain
where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Jesus, they bowed
before him, although some doubted. Then Jesus approached them and
said, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go,
therefore, and make disciples from all nations. Baptize them in the
Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach
them to observe all that I have commanded you. I am with you always,
even to the end of this world."
Presence is always consoling and empowering. Today as we celebrate
the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, our Gospel shows us how the loving
presence of Jesus did two wonderful things to his disciples: they were
consoled and empowered; they were commissioned to "make disciples of
all nations; they were baptized in the name of the Father, and of the
Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
As Christians we believe in the Holy Trinity – three Persons in One
God – and have accepted that we will never fully understand this
Trinitarian dogma. The best way to comprehend how the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit become one is not through science but rather how
they relate to one another and how they reveal themselves to us in
different ways. The Son, by becoming like us, shares his eternal
presence: "I am with you always, until the end of age." The Father's
eternal protection and unconditional love provides our daily bread,
protects us from all evil, and empowers us to face our struggles in
life. The Holy Spirit's eternal light consoles and reminds us of the
teachings of Jesus.
A Jesuit theology professor in Loyola School of Theology attempted to
explain to his students the Trinitarian mystery, but he closed the
course with an expected conclusion: "The Trinity is in the realm of
mystery. No amount of words or logical explanation can fully grasp the
mystery. Faith will do."
In our Gospel today, when Jesus met the disciples in Galilee, "they
worshipped him but doubted." Somehow we can relate with the disciples.
We believe in God, pray and attend Mass regularly; but perhaps, a part
of us still doubts God's power and presence in our lives so we
experience anxiety attacks, pockets of sadness, and unrecognized
While we may never fully understand the Trinitarian mystery, our
personal experience of the Father's unconditional love, the Son's
eternal presence, and the Spirit's consolation are more than enough to
help us in our daily challenges and triumphs. Let us love
unconditionally and be living witnesses of the Trinity's loving
presence in our lives.
Today, beg the Holy Trinity to touch our hearts. Let the Holy Spirit
console us. Believe that "all power in heaven and on earth has been
given" to Jesus by God the Father. Then say YES to lend a hand in the
Trinity's Enterprise of saving souls. The Trinitarian love we have
experienced should move us out of our selfishness, sins and comfort
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Rowena Lacida-Yap and Renan Lacida
- Eriberta C. Calvario
… for the personal intentions of Josheil Dapo
.. In Memoriam: Louise Cleveland, Selma Stockstill, Kathy Fortenberry,
Al Gowins, Tony Miller, Jimmy the Fireman, Roy Billet
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Olga, Salvadora
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Normita Siaco
- Birthday: Merlene Mendoza, MD
- Birthday: Gee Gee Rodrigo
- Birthday: Corazon Salazar
- Birthday: Carmen Fabella Mueller
- In Memoriam (+): Ramona Chua Hwan (Nov 2, 1955-Jun 3, 2005)+
- In Memoriam (+): Ma. Estella Layug (Nov 29, 1947 - Jun 3 2005)+
… for families who are in need of healing
… for world peace and reconciliation.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers
and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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