We have completed the Easter season and are now back in Ordinary Time. On this first Sunday after Pentecost we always celebrate the feast of The Most Holy Trinity. This brings us to the heart of our faith. All of our beliefs and practices spiral from this great mystery. I love to watch parents teach their small children how to make the sign of the cross on their bodies as they invoke the name of the Trinity.
In today’s second reading we hear a greeting St. Paul gives at the conclusion of his second letter to the Corinthians. This greeting has become one of the options for the greeting by the priest at the beginning of each Mass: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” This greeting acclaims the names of the Persons of the Trinity. It also names three signs and experiences of the divine presence that flow out to us – grace, love, and communion.
How do you experience the grace, love, and communion of the Holy Trinity flowing out to you? How are you an instrument of helping other people to experience these diving gifts?