Sunday, May 22, 2016

Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Palm 8:4-9, John 16:12-15



Proverbs 8:22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Palm 8:4-9, John 16:12-15

Proverbs 8:22-31

My soul’s beloved, today the Church celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. One God, three Persons. In the Book of Wisdom we are given a glimpse into the nature of the Third Person, the Holy Spirit. In the Spirit of God is Beauty, Truth, Purity, Joy, Laughter, One who is Delight to the Creator. Childlike, and One with God from all eternity. This is the same Holy Spirit that has been poured into our soul at Baptism, who is the channel through which we receive grace. Through whom we experience the love of the Father and Son and who draws us into that same love making us One with the Triune God through the power of love.

Romans 5:1-5

My soul’s beloved, faith is a gift we receive at our Baptism. Without faith it would be impossible for us to believe the Truth about God revealed to us through You. We would be unable to grasp the truth about the reality of sin and the need for a Savior, nor would we be able to understand how much God loves us, and to what lengths He was prepared to go to restore what was lost forever. 

Through You we have been made  children of the Most High and heirs to the Kingdom and we are promised a share in His glory. We understand the value of suffering and why it is only through suffering that we are able to grow in virtue. For  through trials we learn patience and God rewards us and hope is granted to us. A hope that fills us with joy through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us and who pours the love of God into our hearts. This is why Christians are able to live joyfully no matter what our circumstances for our faith, hope and love are gifts that cannot be taken away from us.

Palm 8:4-9

My soul’s beloved, we are the crown of God’s creation. To us is given custody of the earth and all in it. You have made provision for us and You have revealed to us the awesome plan of God who desires that we share all things on earth and in heaven when we live a life that is led by Your Spirit.

John 16:12-15

My soul’s beloved, thank You for the Gift of the Holy Spirit without whom it would be impossible to know God, if we did not know Him we would be able to experience His love and we would not be able to find meaning and purpose for our lives in joyful service to God and to neighbor.

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