Trinity Sunday 2014

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Gospel Reflection for Trinity Sunday Year A – June 15th 2014

Full scripture for this Sunday is available on the Catholic Ireland website. Daily Scripture is also available. Our parish Prayers of the Faithful for this Sunday are made available on the Dublin Diocesan website.


Jesus said to Nicodemus,

God loved the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him
may not be lost but may have eternal life.

For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned;
but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,
because he has refused to believe
in the name of God’s only Son.

John 16:12-15


Most of us dread preaching today and hoped there would be a letter from the bishop! But it is a a day to say something about God.

We have many ways of looking at God – Jesus says Father, Son and Spirit – big, big words. The best way to imagine God is personal  and we are made in that image. Father the carer, the introduction to the world, the give of life; the real compassionate one — first  reading (Exodus 34:4-6. 8-9) speaks of the judger/God the compassionate! Moses had to go up a high mountain to find that out… we need to Reblev_Trinity_Icontake time out to meet God! The son is in the friend, and Spirit was often seen as feminine. We relate to God in many ways. But not just titles… God is so much father he can be nothing else, and son can be son and nothing else, he is so much son and then brother… and spirit the same.

Hand to be held
Don’t even try to understand. A mystery is a hand to be held rather than a problem to be solved.

Look at the famous icon of the Trinity  – they look out and there’s a space. The Trinity is not completed without us!

This is the era of the spirit – we need to get the spirit of God alive in us all the time… coming from the love of Father and Son. They create us in relationship; we are  not just monads and stones in isolation.

God is love and the more love is, the more love wants to share. God loves so much that he wants all the time to share himself.

God show me your love and help me believe you.

Donal Neary SJ

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