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Scripture Reflection, May 26, 2024, The Most Holy Trinity

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28:16-20

As we might expect on this particular Sunday, when we celebrate The Most Holy Trinity, all three persons of the Trinity are referenced in the combination of readings we hear proclaimed during the Liturgy.

Our first reading - from Deuteronomy - celebrates the wondrous work of God the Father, who claimed a people as his own, rescued them from slavery at the hands of the Egyptians, and gave them a land flowing with milk and honey.

St. Paul, writing to the Romans (and to us), highlights each member of the Trinity, speaking emphatically about the role of the Holy Spirit who invites us to move ever more deeply into relationship with Abba (the Father) as heirs to the Kingdom, joint heirs with Christ.

The brief, but powerful gospel passage from Matthew once again focuses on the Blessed Trinity. In the process, this beautiful passage gives us the magnificent prayer that we pray each time we make the Sing of the Cross.

And, lest there be any doubt, all the readings - even the responsorial psalm (from Psalm 33) - draw attention to the proclamation that God has chosen us “to be his own”!

A number of years ago, when our parish was participating in a retreat program called J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others and You) the retreat team chose a theme song titled: God Has chosen Me. I was on the team that year, and it was new to me. I loved it then, and I love it now. It can be found in the blue Gather hymnal - #761 - and you can listen to it free of charge on YouTube. I invite you to do so - paying attention to the power in the lyrics and the energy in the melody…and remembering that God has indeed chosen us. What a gift to be God’s chosen! And with great giftedness comes equally great responsibility!

What does it mean to you to be chosen by God?

by Bill Miller

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