Trinity we adore You!

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD MAY 30, 2021  TRINITY SUNDAY WORD of the DAY  The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”                   (Matthew 28: 16-20) How shall I live this Word?   In sending the “eleven” on mission, Jesus clearly asks that all peoples be included in the path of discipleship, “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. This request contains God’s dream of gathering the whole of humanity into a single family, in which all recognize themselves as children of the same Father, brothers and sisters in Christ, united by the Love of the Spirit. To realize this dream it is necessary to “immerse...

Fifth Thursday of Easter

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Thursday of Easter, May 3, 2018 Saints Philip and James  WORD of the DAY   Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father,  and that will be enough for us.”  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves.  (John 14: 8-9, 11)   How shall I live this Word? It is important for true Christians to not let themselves be trapped in superficiality.  Listening to these words with our heart, persuades us of a fundamental truth: Jesus is the Word of God, the second person of the Blessed Trinity.  It is beautiful to remember that the Trinity is not related to frigid algebraic concepts.  Rather, it is the source of love because the three Divine Persons are one alone.  It is like a splendid flame.  The sparks of fire are not important but only the warm and luminous splendor...