Trinity Sunday Year B

Published on 21 May 2018
A mosaic depicting the Old Testament trinity of three angels round a table

Our spirit and God’s Spirit are united as we call God “Abba, Father”

God our Father, who by sending into the world

the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification

made known to the human race your wonderful mystery,

grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith,

we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory

and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty
 

The readings of today’s feast of the most holy Trinity reveal the great gift being offered to us – communion with God. We are offered a share in the very life of the divine community that is God: Father, Son and Spirit.

In the First Reading, Moses kindles in the people a realisation that God is so close as to be heard. His voice is one that chooses and calls the people to fullness of life.

The Psalm echoes this theme. We are the Lord’s own chosen people – this is what fills us with hope.

The Second Reading explains how such a gift comes about. Only by the power of the Spirit, as children of God, are we able to cry ‘Abba, Father’.

Finally, the Gospel shows what this gift means – we are not to rest easy as heirs of God, but to go out to every nation, sharing the gift by inviting others into the same communion with God.

Let’s ask, this week, for a greater sense of being called into the very life of the Trinity so that, filled with grateful joy, we might go out and invite others as well.

Blessed be God … for he has shown us his merciful love.   Entrance Antiphon

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.   Psalm

We are heirs of God and coheirs with Christ.   Second Reading

“Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”   Gospel

This week’s texts if you want to reflect further:

Deuteronomy 4: 32–34, 39–40; Psalm 32 (33); Romans 8: 14–17; Matthew 28: 16–20