Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Reflection for Sunday May 31, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; Matthew 28:16-20

Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
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Reflection:           
What is the visible manifestation of the presence of the Most Holy Trinity? It’s the love and unity in the family. The teachings of the Most Holy Trinity is a mystery that nobody can unravel. Yet when we see a unified and loving family we are reminded of the Holy Trinity. This is for the reason that the Most Holy Trinity is a unity of love amongst God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit.

What is this love that unifies God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit? In his first letter to the Corinthians Saint Paul said this: “Love is patient, kind, without envy. It is not boastful or arrogant. It is not ill-mannered, nor does it seek its own interest.  Love overcomes anger and forgets offenses. It does not take delight in wrong, but rejoices in truth.  Love excuses everything, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). Perhaps this is the kind of love that unifies the Holy Trinity and surely this is the kind of love that binds a family.

We could just imagine if this Trinitarian love is present inside every family. There would be no broken families, no suffering children and spouses. But the reality of many modern families today is it’s so modern and hi-tech that it hardly has personal and heart to heart interaction. The modern family of today interacts in a modern way also through their expensive gadgets. And this result to impersonal interactions which if not corrected could easily break apart a family when it’s tested by trials.   

The Trinitarian love was lived to the hilt by the old school and traditional Holy Family of Joseph, Mary and their son Jesus. Their family is the most visible manifestation of the unity and love of the Most Holy Trinity. This Holy Family is ever ready to listen to the voice of God and always docile to follow the will of God.

How’s your family right now? Does it have the Unity and Love of the Most Holy Trinity? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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