Cycle C

Good News C28

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

 

John 16:12-15 New American Bible

John 16:12-15 New International Version Bible Gateway

 

Interesting Similarities Between Jesus and Joseph with the Coat of Many Colors

The Holy Trinity:  Biblical Proofs

Info about St. Patrick and how he used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity

Simple Explanation of the Holy Trinity

 

            There are three persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a mystery that you humanly cannot understand fully. In your mind, think of the Father as being in charge:  the creator, the ultimate authority. Think of the Son as the Love of the Father made Man…so much love that forgiveness of evil is given and humanity is saved and allowed in heaven because of this love and sacrifice.  Imagine the Holy Spirit as the one who imparts the gifts we need to help us grow closer to God. Each of these persons is equal and has equal power. These persons cannot be separated because each of them is in each other.

            Because of God the Father you were created.  God sent his love to you as his Son to die on the cross so that your sins might be forgiven. The Son sends the Holy Spirit with gifts of forgiveness and other gifts that you need to survive physically, mentally, and spiritually.

When you call on one person of the Holy Trinity, you are calling on all three. When you just call on God and do not name which person of the Holy Trinity you want to talk to, God the Father sends the one you need directly to you:  to the phone, to the gym, to the highway, to school, to work, to the hospital in the spiritual ambulance a white cross and dove on it. Each person of the Holy Trinity hears you when you call and sends out just what you need. God’s spiritual ambulance can go through barriers of all kinds and doesn’t get held up by traffic. God gives you individual attention anytime and every time you need it. 

            Every day it is good for us to thank God for his many blessings.  It is good to ask God to bless our food, our work, our hands, our minds, and our bodies that we might do his will so that we might dwell with him forever and ever.  When you get to heaven and see God, you will understand the Holy Trinity.  

          Pray the “Our Father” and thank God for creating you and for giving you love and gifts to meet all of your needs. 

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

            

 

 

Copyright © 2004 Joan Y. Edwards