Saturday, May 25, 2013
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – C
MAY 26, 2013
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – C
Proverbs 8:22-31 / Ps 8: 4-5. 6-7. 8-9 (2a) / Rom 5:1-5 / Jn 16:12-15
Yahweh created me first, at the beginning of his works. He formed me from of old, from eternity, even before the earth. The abyss did not exist when I was born, the springs of the sea had not gushed forth, the mountains were still not set in their place nor the hills, when I was born before he made the earth or countryside, or the first grains of the world's dust. I was there when he made the skies and drew the earth's compass on the abyss, when he formed the clouds above and when the springs of the ocean emerged; when he made the sea with its limits, that it might not overflow. When he laid the foundations of the earth, I was close beside him, the designer of his works, and I was his daily delight, forever playing in his presence, playing throughout the world and delighting to be with humans.
By faith we have received true righteousness, and we are at peace with God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through him we obtain this favor in which we remain and we even boast to expect the Glory of God. Not only that, we also boast even in trials, knowing that trials produce patience, from patience comes merit, merit is the source of hope, and hope does not disappoint us because the Holy Spirit has been given to us, pouring into our hearts the love of God.
I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into the whole truth. He has nothing to say of himself, but he will speak of what he hears, and he will tell you of the things to come. He will take what is mine and make it known to you; in doing this, he will glorify me. All that the Father has is mine; because of this, I have just told you that the Spirit will take what is mine, and make it known to you.
Today's gospel reading continues Jesus' teaching on the Holy Spirit. He knew that at the end of his early life, many of God's revelations would still not be fully understood by his disciples ("You cannot bear it now"). However, he comforted them with the assurance that the Spirit of truth will come after him, to guide them, and all believers (including all of us in our time), into all truth.
In our daily prayer, let us allow the Holy Spirit to lead us to a deeper knowledge of Jesus and his teachings, and to help us apply his words and teachings to our lives; to give us the strength to overcome the difficulties and trials that we inevitably encounter; to bless us with patience and courage to cope with suffering; and to grant us peace and resignation to accept God's will, keeping in mind that He is always with us.
Fr. John Hardon, S.J., puts it this way: When Jesus promised to send us the Spirit. this Spirit of Christ is now joined to our spirit, or better, ours is joined to him. All we have to do is believe that this is so. We need to have people near us to have them hear us and so that we might catch what they are saying. What is true in the order of nature is also true in the order of grace. If proximity is a measure of intimacy and if being near someone is to be able to hear him speak, what shall we say about the nearness of Christ to the one who believes in Him? No human being can be as close to us as the Son of God in the Spirit that dwells in our souls.
All we have to do, therefore, is to have faith, and open our minds in prayer.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Elizabeth Lim
- Margie Guingon
- Carmina Estrada
- Joaquin F. Gonzalez
… for the personal intentions of
- Luis Gonzalez
- Rosario Gonzalez and Frances Marie Gonzalez
- Jaime F. Gonzalez
… Wedding Anniversary: Nick and Carol Lucena
… for the eternal repose of the soul of Alejandro Lecaros. Eternal rest grant unto him and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Karina Tiu
- Birthday: Susie Tsoi
- Birthday: Cristina Chin
- In Memoriam (+): Uang, Han Yee
… 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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