"I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me,
because he will take from what is mine and declare it to
Everything that the Father has is mine;
for this reason I told you that he will take from what is
and declare it to you."
It must be obvious that we touch, in the feast of the
Blessed Trinity, on a mystery, a secret, a riddle, a drama,
Godís inner life. As soon as you start to understand a
person Ė any person, even yourself Ė you bump into that same
type of mystery. Do you understand yourself? Can
you explain yourself to someone else? Is there any
mother or father who really understands his or her daughter
or son? Who can fathom the human heart? Who can
understand the human mind? Who can measure the
complexities of his or hers emotions? NO ONE.
Who would be able to know God? Not one human being in
this world. NO ONE. We may know something about
God as revealed in scripture, but we do NOT know God, and we
won't know God as fully as He wants us to
know Him until we are with Him in Paradise for eternal life.
We commemorate the fact that God, though alone Ė because God
is only one Ė is not alone, because God is three. That is
very difficult to understand. In fact, I would not be able
to explain it, because we really do not know that much about
God. Most often we think we do because of what is revealed
in scripture and taught down through the ages by tradition.
Think about it. Itís frightening, especially in this case,
where the unknown other one, God, have power over life and
death. Power over the standing of the trees and their
falling down; power over thunder and lighting; power over
storms and rains; power over the moon and the stars; power
over the animals and all that lives.
And yet, there is a simplicity about this gospel reading as
Jesus is alluding to the Blessed Trinity.
The gospels are meant to enable us to better understand God
in his three natures so that we can understand what it is,
or rather how it is we are to live our lives. Contrary to
popular belief sometimes, Godís agenda is to be lived before
our own. Over the years I have heard people, as I am sure
you have heard, as well intentioned as they might be,
somehow believe that they live in an ďIĒ world with an ďIĒ
or ďMyĒ mentality. ďIíll do this when I want to. Iíll love
my spouse and children when I feel like it. Itís my life
and Iíll live it my way and itís nobodyís business how I
live that life. If I want to hold a grudge I will. If this
is the agenda we want to choose, we had better not plan on
making the journey to Godís Kingdom.Ē
Have you ever notice that we are the ones who place the
individualness on the Trinity? It is true that the Father
is the Father of creation; the Son, the Saviour of
humankind; the Spirit, the protector of the now times. And
all the while they are the same God, the same oneness, the
same unity, and the same love of us all. There is a
connectiveness that expresses their individual roles and yet
their oneness as God.
It is that oneness, that connectiveness, that unity, the
gospel suggest that we reflect upon. Certainly not an ďIĒ
mentality. Looking at the world around us today, we could
easily be discouraged by the brokenness, the aloneness, the
depression, the disregard for the poor and the
disadvantaged, the homeless, the single parent families, and
the disrespect for human life, especially in this country of
ours today. These are the realities that we donít want to
live with. Itís hard to face. It hurts. At times we often
donít think that our prayers are being heard. And yet, at
the same time, we have always been surrounded by the
presence of God, God the Father, who has made known to us
His Son; the Son, who promised us a Paraclete or Protector,
who would allow us to perform even greater miracles than we
We are graced with the totality of God, whatever the
reason. But God, The Blessed Trinity, will always be a God
of compassion and love. The beautiful work of God is that
He works within us that we might explore and generate His
love for all the lives that we touch, hoping that we risk to
touch all of those broken lives.
The road, the journey toward eternal life is not without its
cobblestones. It does not always stay the wide path; but
we have the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; we have
the Blessed Trinity, that as we continue to serve one
another, we have the vision of love that knows no empty
road. Oh yes, being labeled extremists and possibly being
persecuted for expressing our Christian morals and values,
we must remember, that this is Godís earth. It does not
belong to any one person, any one government, any one
country, and especially anyone who would want to put his or
herself above God. So, if those folks are offended, well I
just say: ďGet over it. Itís Godís world, not yours, and He
will do with it as He plans.Ē
Good morning God, itís a beautiful day,
I want to thank you for all the blessings
you have sent my way,
My family my friends, and my loved ones to,
I just want to praise you for all that you do.
I want to always be a part of all of your plans,
Iím so grateful that you love me,
and accept me just as I am.
Only you know Dear God what this day can be,
Iím here God and Iím ready, so please use me.
I donít care if itís a big request, or even small,
Iím just ready and willing to answer your call.
Thereís so many I know that needs your touch today,
Work through me Dear God to help them I pray.
And always yes always I pray all the glory goes to you,
For you are the answer and you know just what to do.
Good morning Dear God and as I get out of bed,
Iím looking forward to this new day and what lies ahead.
Written By Eva Dimel
Inspired By God
May 29th 2010