Trinity Sunday
June 15, 2003
Reading I: Deut 4:32-34,39-40 II: Romans 8:14-17
Matthew 28:16-20

16 The eleven disciples came into Galilee to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
17 And on seeing him they paid him homage, but some hesitated.
18 And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: "All power in heaven and on earth has given to me.
19 Go, make disciples of all the Gentiles, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days until the end of the age."

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In baptism, the new people of God is born again into the mysterious life provided by the trinity of the Creator, the Savior and the Sanctifier. The condition to remain in this new life is to teach and to observe Jesus' commandment, the commandment of love.

  1. This is the way God loves: the Father loved us so much as to give us his Only Begotten Son; through love, the Son gave up his life for our sake; and the Holy Spirit brings into us the same love with which God loves us. As the risen Jesus' disciples how do you exercise this love, especially to the least of His people, in your daily life?
  2. Certainly we do not have any doubt about the risen Jesus; but is there any hesitation, frustration while you are teaching and observing Jesus' commandments?
  3. Gone is the race and gender superiority among the children of God. Do you, while sharing Jesus' discipleship, exclude others (individuals, family, group, community ...) from your spiritual territory? Do you recall a time when you felt so proud of yourself that someone else was made to suffer because of his or her class?
  4. How strong is our inner enthusiasm to reach out to present Jesus to someone, to lead someone to baptism?

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