Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Trinity Sunday

Jun 15, 2014
Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9; Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; Second Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18
Prepared by:
Br. Marty Shea

"What is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3-6)

We cannot know or explain the mystery of the Trinity. But we have know that same Spirit in our lives because we have been given that same Spirit of forgiveness (freedom), healing and compassion (love). So we do know the creating force of the Trinity and even now we are being born in the newness of life which is the gift of the Spirit. You know compassion, you are compassion, because of God's Spirit bringing newness and life to each of us. Today we seek to renew our faith in the mystery of the Trinity: we are forgiven, healed, and that love and compassion have become our spirit to the world.

Saint John helps us touch and experience the very mystery of God that is taking place and transforming us by the same Spirit of love and compassion that flows from the Trinity.  Because of this transforming action of God's Spirit we are not alone, weak, nor condemned. And even though painful we are being born anew and brought to wholness in the same Spirit that flows from the Trinity. Being born is painful and yet we rejoice in the newness of our lives coming to life. No passion, no compassion! You are the newness of God...you the mystic, transformed and transforming others in the same Spirit of life and love. As you come to life you bring others to life. You are forgive and free, coming to wholeness and sharing that joy and compassion by just living the Spirit of the Trinity within you.

I know its not Christmas but I want to share with you the revelation of Christ's coming to us:

The newness of God
is revealed in the newness of life
in the newness of a Child (born to us)
in the newness of every child.

So we rejoice in every Christmas...in every child.

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