Saturday, June 14, 2014

Though Many, Be One

June 15: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9; Canticle: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

instead of the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A:
Exodus 19:2-6; Psalm 100: 1-2, 3-5; Romans 5:6-11; Matthew 9:36 to 10:8

A thought for those who want to reveal the risen Jesus in their lifestyle.

 “Live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11

God not only gives existence to all things; God is in all things, expressing in some way his own existence, his own being, in and through them. In everything that is, we should look for the good, the true and the beautiful—and know we are seeing the self-expression of God.

God is One. His “Nature”—what he is—is infinite. It cannot be duplicated or divided. But as Person—who he is—God is Father, Son and Spirit. There is no difference in what each one is—each has everything the others have—but as who they are they are different because of the relationship each has with the others.

Relationships match interaction. In God, each Person is his relationship with the others and interacts accordingly. Humans form relationships by interacting with others.

Our interactions make us “who” we are as persons. God creates us as “humans”—what” we are—by giving us all the same nature. We create ourselves (or “complete ourselves”) as “persons”—“who” we are—by the way we choose to interact with God, other people, and the world.

If we constantly seek unity and peace, we create ourselves to be like “the God of love and peace.”

This reveals and bears witness to God’s divine Life in us.

PRAY: “Holy Spirit, make us one.”

PRACTICE: Seek unity and peace—with everyone, in everything.

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