Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
In today’s Gospel , as Jesus prepares to ascend into heaven, his disciples undoubtedly wonder if they will ever see or experience him again. In today’s first reading, Moses reminds the Israelites that God did not abandon them in Egypt; likewise, in the Gospel, Saint Matthew assured the disciples that Jesus will not abandon his followers. After all, Jesus is Emmanuel – God is with us. Jesus tells his disciples that he is with them always, until the end of the age.
Some might make Christ’s assurance that he is still
among us and that he will come again, into an excuse to force nothing or to remain complacent. This would be wrong! Christ has given us a mission, a command to honor out and to be his witnesses to all the nations, to teach them to observe all that he commanded. He instructed his disciples to baptize all the nations in the name of the Father, Sin, and Holy Spirit. It is the desire of Jesus that all people be incorporated into the life of the Holy Trinity is a family of love.
Saint Paul tells us what it is like to be incorporated into this family of the Trinity. We have received the Holy Spirit which makes us children of God and which enables us to recognize our new relationship to God as we cry our, ” Abba – Father !” Because we are children of God, we are now heirs with Jesus, our brother.
As we go out to share the Good News of new life in the Trinity with our brothers and sisters, we will not be alone. Jesus has promised that he is with us, and has sent the Holy Spirit to be our constant guide and a source of courage. This Holy Spirit, whom we received at Baptism an Confirmation, dwell in the Church and in all who believe in him. This Spirit console us, sustains us, and gives us the strength to carry out the command to make disciples of all the nations.
God bless you all
Your brother in Christ