Sunday’s gospel – 26th May 2024

Do you understand the Trinity?


The good news for us is that if we are blessed with the grace of Jesus, we will one day see the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Spirit in all its glory, but for the moment we just have to experience the ways in which we encounter each in our lives to be at one with God.

We can give thanks for the creation of the Father: the one who is love and all that he does is good. The one who created humankind and continues to do so with each of us. We are his children, created in his image that we might love him as a child loves his parent: initially as one from whom we learn, frequently one that we rebel from, only to realise the error of our ways and return back to him in appreciation of the perfection of his love.

We rejoice in Christ, the one for whom all creation was made and the one who brings about the possibility of our salvation through his own perfect sacrifice for us. His gift of his Body and Blood is the sustenance that we need to continue through life.

And the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the giver of life, who came that we might be invigorated in our journey through this life to the next: the one that empowers us, give us gifts from God and provides us with the wisdom we need for life.

But we need to love them all as one God. On this day let us reflect on how we see God. Do we see the reality of the Trinity God? How do we respond to the Father, or the Son or the Spirit? Let’s take this moment to renew our faith in the Trinity God and profess the Creed with gusto at Mass today.

Gospel Matthew 28:16-20 ©

The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’