June 3, 2007
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Psalm: Sunday 20

Reading 1
Prv 8:22-31

Thus says the wisdom of God: "The LORD possessed me, the beginning of His ways,
the forerunner of His prodigies of long ago; from of old I was poured forth, at the first, before the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains or springs of water; before the mountains were settled into place, before the hills, I was brought forth;
while as yet the earth and fields were not made, nor the first clods of the world.
"When the Lord established the heavens I was there, when He marked out the vault over the face of the deep; when He made firm the skies above, when He fixed fast the foundations of the earth; when He set for the sea its limit, so the waters should not transgress His command; then was I beside Him as His craftsman, and I was His delight day by day, playing before Him all the while, playing on the surface of his earth; and I found delight in the human race."

One of the Wisdom Literature Books you’ll find in all Old Testament versions of the Bible, “Proverbs” usually doesn’t have much in the way of narrative. In these verses, we find the foretelling of the Son’s existence from the beginning of the creation of God.
“Brought Forth ” is translated as, “begotten” in the New Testament. It is one of the prime sources of the essence of God residing in the Son from the beginning. The “Wisdom of God” is also traditionally an appellation used for the Holy Spirit.
In the Hebrew culture, the rationalization of more than one (1) essence of God is anethma (condemned). Although the Spirit of God is used, it is never to denote other than God. It is similar to the expression, “Angel of God”, from Genesis ,which most scholars aver is a euphemism for God. This is a cogent passage read on the Feast of the Holy Trinity where the three(3) persons of God are most graphically pictures.
Responsorial Psalm
Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (2a) O Lord, our God, how wonderful Your name in all the earth!
When I behold your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars You set in place What is man You should be mindful of him, or the Son of man that you should care for Him?
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful Your name in all the earth!
You have made him little less than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him rule over the works of your hands, putting all things under his feet:
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful Your name in all the earth!
All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
R. O Lord, our God, how wonderful Your name in all the earth!

As a confirmation of the first reading, the Psalm describes humanity as a “Little less than the Angels”. From this lofty status, we sometimes deride humanity when we experience contradictory behavior we believe to be less than humane. We must remember, however, every human soul is a unique creation of God. Never before or after will a duplicate be found. So, each soul, the image and likeness of God, is to revered and loved no matter how unlovable their action may become.
Reading II
Rom 5:1-5

Brothers and sisters: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions,
knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, proven character, hope,
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Paul, in his letter to the Romans, writes essentially to non-Jews. These former pagans among who were the people whose previous life abounded in a multiplicity of gods. They wouldn’t have much difficulty believing there were three (3) gods. However, Paul’s intimation, through his reference to the Father; His Son, Jesus Christ; and the source of all Graces, the Holy Spirit, wasn’t expected to confer the concept of One (1) God.
The product of Hope, is perseverance, character and endurance. These gifts of the Holy Spirit ensure our ability and determination to profess, without a doubt, in the efficacy of Our Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the One God in three divine persons.
 

Gospel
Jn 16:12-15

Jesus said to His disciples: "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when He comes, the Spirit of truth, He will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on His own,
but He will speak what He hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is Mine; for this reason I told you that He will take from what is Mine
and declare it to you."
 

Christ’s own words in the Gospel of John are further proof of the Trinity. When Christ claims He doesn’t speak His own words but those of the father and the Holy Spirit will reiterate what He has heard from the father, it does NOT infer there are three different gods but One God, the essence of which is truly inseparable. We may not be able to clearly delineate a theological premise to this fact. However, the Faith instilled in each of us, permits us to understand as well as our minds can, the Dogma of the Holy Three in One, formulated in the late third and early fourth century, by the councils of the Church, in response to the Arian heresy rifting the Church,  guided by the Holy Spirit and kept from error
 

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