Holy Trinity SUNDAY – 27th May 2018 – First Mass
REFLECTION - GOD REVEALS HIMSELF BY HIS WORKS
By His actions, God has revealed Himself to us and shown us His love, goodness and mercy. For us to continue to receive this from Him, we have to keep to His revealed law; keeping to His commandments and remaining faithful to it. Our Psalmist today calls our attention to who we truly are as Christians. God chose us to be His children. In Christ, God chose us to imitate His Son. Every one of us is chosen by God, but do we know that we are a chosen people? Some of us do not even want to be children of God. For those who do not know they are chosen by God to be His children, we are to help them come to that realization. Those who do not want to be children of God, need our good example as Christians.
In our first reading today, Moses recounted the good the Lord had done for Israel. For us who today are called children of God, we ask ourselves, what good has the Lord done for us? He has done good for us by using the Holy Spirit to lead us to Himself. He blesses us with life, saves us and sanctifies us by using the Holy Spirit. He makes us His children by adoption and gives us the power to call Him ' Abba'.
As Christians why should we glorify God? We should glorify Him because He is what He does. Creator who creates out of nothing but love, Son who lays down His life to save His own, and Holy Spirit who sanctifies and empowers us to call God, Our Father. As Christians we glorify Him through our contemplation of truth, and our good deeds, even when we are to suffer for it. Lastly, in the Eucharist, we glorify Him by our gifts of prayer, and praise. In this same Eucharist, God also glorifies us by giving us His Son and the Holy Spirit.
The gospel sums up all that we need to do and know about God. We are being commissioned as disciples to all nations and we are to introduce others who will come to believe in the Gospel to a life with and in the Holy Trinity. This call is extended to all of us, so we can bring the message of salvation to the doorstep of people.
May God give us strength always, Amen.