Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the Holy Trinity, the feast of the central mystery to our faith. We celebrate our trust in God, three persons: God the Father, the Creator of all; Jesus, God’s Word made flesh; and the Spirit who teaches and guides us. We offer them our praise and glory three in one and one in three.
The first reading tells of the glory of creation, as Wisdom herself rejoices in the unfolding of God’s plan for the natural world we now inhabit. The psalm continues the theme of joy and praise for creation, reminding us of the power over all living things that God has given humankind and the responsibility that this brings.
In the second reading, St Paul speaks of how we, through the love of Jesus, are at peace with God and will have a share in his glory. Because of this, when times of suffering come to us, we will find the patience to persevere and continue to have hope in the love of God.
In the Gospel, Jesus seeks to reassure the disciples that they will not be facing the future alone even when he is no longer with them. They, and we, will always have the Spirit of truth as teacher and guide, helping us see and hear God’s word in Christ Jesus every day of our lives.
Because of the love poured on us, God calls us to show that love to the world and everyone we meet. This week we pray, in the words of the prophet Micah, for the grace to always do justice, act kindly, and walk humbly with our God. We also pray for peace in the world.
Joy and peace.