Homily :: May 27, 2018
05/27/18: The Most Holy Trinity – Solemnity
05/27/18: The Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity - Fr. Dave Reeson
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05/27/18: The Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity - Fr. Pat Nields
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05/27/18: The Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity - Fr. Val Kyne
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What is most striking about the readings for this solemnity is that they seem to be as much about us as about God. Yes, Moses calls the people to look and see if they have ever seen such a thing as God dwelling with the people, “with strong hand and outstretched arm,” but the reason he brings this to the attention of the people is so that they will know what they must do: they must keep God at the very center of their lives.
The responsorial psalm takes notion and runs with it, especially in the response that reminds us that we are blessed because God chooses us. This sense of election continues in Paul’s exhortation to be aware of the “spirit of adoption,” which makes us all children of the Most High.
All of this helps us to understand why the command to baptize, given to us in the Gospel today, is a Trinitarian baptism. When we are baptized we are chosen to participate in the life of the Trinity; we are chosen by God and are to live in the community of the persons of the Trinity, both in this life and in the life to come. That is why the command to baptize is linked to the promise to be with us until the close of this age, the age of the Church.
By Glenn CJ Byer, MA SLD © 2003, OCP. All rights reserved