Solemnity of the Holy Trinity
As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Trinity, the church invites us to discover the one God in the three persons: FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.
The God of Love who is the creator has manifested Himself through the Son who show us His never-ending mercy in His saving act. He has sent us the Holy Spirit to guide us that we can continue to participate in His noble task.
Jesus has taught us not just the doctrine, but to experience His person. We can receive and accept Him in our lives.
In this celebration, let us pray that we may become a sign of God’s Love. Let us experience the Love of the FATHER and the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT through JESUS in the Holy Eucharist.
The gift of Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the spiritual gifts and blessings of God are made possible through the death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus. After his resurrection Jesus “breathed” on his disciples and gave them the Holy Spirit. This gift is an impartation of “new life” for God’s people. With the gift of the Holy Spirit a new creation begins. God recreates us for his glory. Jesus’ gift of peace to his disciples was more than an absence of trouble. His peace included the forgiveness of sins and the fullness of everything good.
In this Eucharistic celebration, let us then ask God to fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit that we may live a faith-filled life just as Jesus’ disciples.
We celebrate the feast of the Ascension of the Lord this Sunday and it is the final affirmation of the resurrection of Christ and his entry into heaven. Our role here is to build his Kingdom by bearing witness to Christ to the extent of sacrificing our Life for others.
The Gospel of Luke concludes with Jesus promising to send us the Holy Spirit. In this busy we find it very difficult to be witnesses of Christ. The challenge for us today is: to give our life for the Lord and to believe that the Spirit would empower the community of believers today.