• Trinity Sunday

    Posted on May 16, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels


    Mystery to be mystified by.

        Introduction:   We as Catholics have a rich tradition of using
    symbols in our Church.  You may have seen a fish on the back of a car or
    on a plaque in a house.  Do you know why this is a symbol for
    Christians? The Greek word for Fish is  IXTHOUS:  Iesus, Christos,
    Theou, Huios, Soter.  Jesus Christ Son of God Savior. For the Trinity
    we also employ symbols:  Three intertwining circles, triangle,
    shamrock (trebol), three notes on a musical chord, three forms
    of water, liquid, ice, spray.
        God as Father:   Creation.   Here in the valley we get something of
    the generosity and abundance with which God gifts us.  Nature is
    speaking to us of God: We are reminded that God is as certain as the dawn.
    We go to South Padre Island and watch the sun rise and the sun set.
    But wherever we are the sun is rising and setting.   The abundance
    of crops in the sorghum and cotton

    and corn fields.   The flowers around the church:  the hibiscus just

    keeps blooming.   Two Sundays ago after a rain shower one was so gently
    blushed by a rain drop in the form of a tear.  I wished I had my camera.
    Even the human act of procreation speaks of the prodigality of our God.  
    In one ejaculation of sperm there are literally thousands of seeds. 
    Only one must unite with the egg to begin a life.
        We know that God is neither Father or Mother.  In Genesis we are
    told that we are created in the image and likeness of God:  male and
        God as Jesus.   This month of June is the month of the Sacred Heart.
    We honor Jesus under his title as the Sacred Heart.  Heart speaks of love. 
    For me Jesus is a passionate lover who calls me to receive his love and
    then in turn pass it on to others.  I saw an interesting type the other day,
    Instead of Sacred Heart, it read “Sacred Heat”. The work of Jesus is redemption.
        God as Spirit.   The feast of the Holy Spirit is Pentecost.  Two
    emphases of that feast were: fear and gifts.   What fears do you have?
    What fears do people have?  The promise of Jesus is that we can overcome
    our fears as did Peter from locked in for fear, to preaching on the
    rooftop and converting 3000 that day.   What gifts do people have?  The
    gift of friendship was told me by a young boy of about l0 years old.
        Practise:  one minute going over the high point of my day, share and
    thank the Father.  One minute with the low point, share and thank Jesus
    and ask for help, forgiveness, etc.  One minute with tomorrow and ask
    Holy spirit for guidance.  
        We were baptized and are blessed in the Name of the Father and of
    the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN.

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