Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – June 12, 2022

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!  (Psalm 8:2a)

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  One God, three persons!  One of the awesome mysteries of our faith.

The first reading from Proverbs describes the wisdom of God in creating our beautiful earth: its mountains, hills, fields, waters, etc.  Yet today we seem intent on destroying this earth through our indifference and careless use of resources.

The psalmist says:  “What is man that you should be mindful of him, or the son of man that you should care for him?”  And “You have made him little less than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor.”  It seems difficult at times to believe that we are the wonderful creation of God when we read and hear of mass shootings of children and other innocent people who have done nothing to warrant such evil.

St Paul, in Romans 5, tells us, “The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.”  We who believe in the love of God poured into us must reach out to others and share this love.  Too many people are horrified by acts of evil, yet take no action to reach out in positive ways.  St. Matthew (10:8) says, “The gift you have received, give as a gift.”

We all have gifts.  What are yours?  Something you may not value or appreciate in yourself might be just what another person needs.

Starting today, let us each take a few minutes to reflect on our gifts and then begin sharing them by reaching out in kindness to others.