THE HOLY TRINITY Solemnity
Also Read: Mass Readings for 12 June 2022
First Reading: Proverbs 8: 22-31
(22) “The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.
(30) Then I was beside him, like a master worker, and I was daily his delight, playing before him always, (31) playing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.
God created wisdom and in Wisdom He created us! God and Wisdom delighted in the human race.
May we pursue the Wisdom of God our Father.
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 8: 4-9
(4) What are humans that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, 9 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
What are we that you should be mindful of us, O Lord! We Praise you, O Heavenly King! Amen!
Second Reading: Romans 5: 1-5
(3) And not only that, but we also boast in our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
We commemorated Pentecost last Sunday as a reminder of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. Therefore, we have hope and our hope must germinate from our character! That standard of character is developed through the endurance of afflictions! Now, do we feel afflicted in any way? Is there a challenge or difficulty we are facing currently? Must we feel overwhelmed? Can we focus on God who solves the problems and not focus on the problems? – Because that is our surest hope!
(1) Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
In Christ Jesus Our Lord, we have faith, peace, and hope. (John 16:33) “I have said this to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution, but take courage: I have conquered the world!” (1John 4:4) Little children, you are from God and have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. Christ entrusted us with His Peace that surpasses understanding, a Peace that descends on us in our faithful and hopeful hearts. The apostles attested to this truth by their lives beyond Pentecost!
Even amid the turmoil and chaos, we will be still and nothing will take away that Peace from us!
Gospel: John 16: 12-15
(13) When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
When we begin to bend our stubborn hearts and will to listen to the simple, gentle, wise, and timely promptings of the Holy Spirit; we will be able to comprehend the mysteries of our faith. Then, we will not require to shuttle about in rave pursuits of life or faith or peace. We will simply meet Peace himself on the radiant porch of our hearts. Because we will see and sense the warmth of the Saviour’s loving gaze upon us there, through the eyes of our hearts! We will then know and sing out that the King is in residence there!
We must remain in constant and clear communication with our Lord. To hear Him and speak with him we need only to read his Word daily. Just as the apostles were blest with the gift of tongues, may we earnestly pray for this powerful gift. Scholars and authors have testified that this is a language the devil doesn’t understand; it is a language between us and God directly. (Rom 8:26) Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with groanings too deep for words. – Those words are formed by the Holy Spirit within us when we yield to Him completely.
May we praise him continually throughout our day! May we turn our ears to listen to His voice!