Gospel: John 16:12-15
I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into the whole truth.
For he will not speak of his own authority, but will speak what he hears, and he will tell you about the things which are to come. He will take what is mine and make it known to you; in doing this, he will glorify me. All that the Father has is mine; for this reason, I told you that the Spirit will take what is mine, and make it known to you.
READ: For Catholics and other religious persuasions, the belief in the Holy Trinity is nonnegotiable. The word “Trinity” is a simple theologi cal term which captures the mystery of God. We all believe in one God, but in God, we also believe there are three divine persons, namely, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are all divine and united as one community.
REFLECT: The belief in the Holy Trinity gives us the model for forming ecclesial commu nities, religious congregations and the Church as a whole. We recognize the existence of the Trinity every time we make the sign of the cross, recite the Glory, Apostle’s Creed and many other prayers.
PRAY: Lord, Triune God, help me to live your mystery. I can best be a Christian if I believe in you. My Catholic faith falls apart once I deny your exis tence. The Bible too becomes meaningless, if I do not appre ciate your mystery.
ACT: Show that you really believe in the Holy Trinity by properly making the sign of the cross and reciting the prayers taught by the Church. Show also your belief by being in communion with the parish where you belong. You cannot live your faith alone.
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