Reflection for the Solemnity – The Most Holy Trinity Year C 2022
An identifying characteristic of Catholics is the Sign of the Cross. This is a universal gesture that is done many times during the day : prior morning prayers, at meals, and at the beginning of Mass throughout the world. Those who make the Sign of the Cross profess this belief in the Holy Trinity and invoke the aid of God – Father – Son – and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is omnipotent – all powerful. We acknowledge this Divine Power in our psalm today as we praise the Lord God for the bounteous things that he has done on the earth.
The Father sent his only Son into the world to suffer and die for our sins and pave the way for us to eternal life. To help us on the way is where the Holy Spirit comes in. The Gospel tells us that the Spirit will not only bring God’s truth, but will also be the guide for our everyday living. If we trust but faith in God’s love for us, then we can be sure that the Holy Spirit dwells among us and leads us to where the Father desires us to be.
Today, the world as we know it is spiraling into dimensions unknown. How many of you no longer watch the news on television or read the newspaper because of the things that are happening in the world? This is an excellent reason to pray earnestly for our world beginning with the Sign of the Cross. By reflecting the life that Jesus wants us to live, and by seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can make a difference both in the world, and in our families. We can share the Father’s love with the countless people who are in need of hope and who long for things that only God’s love can provide.
Our faith in Jesus binds us to hope in the Holy Spirit while we are here on earth. It is the love of God, poured into our hearts, that comes forth from us and makes real the Lord’s presence in the world. Let us cling to our faith as we seek to inspire hope in the world in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
God bless you all
Your brother in Christ