Marino Parish Newsletter
Sunday 26th May 2013.
How great is your name, 0 Lord our God,
through all the earth?’
Today as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, we celebrate one of the three great mysteries of our faith, namely the mystery of three persons in one God. Our readings today then are a reflection on the nature of God as shown in the Old Testament and in the New. The first reading from Proverbs shows us the God of Wisdom in the great act of creation echoing as it does the Book of Genesis.
In our Gospel reading, Christ, the Son of God, explains yet again to the apostles that when the Holy Spirit comes they will come more fully to understand God’s plan for them and for all of us. The Holy Spirit will lead them to the complete truth. In this way they will come to recognise that the God of the Old Testament came as the voice or spirit of God. And that Jesus through His life and death became the reality of God on Earth. The Holy Spirit then would be not only their guide and mentor but would also be our guide and continuing presence to help us find God in whatever time and place we are.
Christ also reminds the apostles that the Holy Spirit will speak of Christ and as part of Christ and of the Father. He speaks to them of the Holy Trinity since he says, ‘All he tells you will be taken from what is mine’.
Paul tells us that it is through the life and death of Christ we can look forward to being at peace with God. It is this certainty that leads all of us to bear whatever difficulties that life brings. Since we can be certain that the ‘hope which Christ has given us is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us’.