Gospel Reflection for Trinity Sunday Year B – May 31st 2015
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.
The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’
When we think of the word Spirit can we think of something lively. A sort of a flow of living water; a cycle race rather than a traffic jam. The flow of life in us rather than the ways we block life. It is the spirit of God whom we call Father, Son or Christ and Spirit. We live in that sort of love. The church is called to be that sort of community.
God of the Table
The trinity can make God totally distant. But that is not Jesus. He is the one who gets right into life, bringing God there. How little Jesus talked about religion, but about farming, weddings, death, illness, joys, trust, creation, nature, breakfasts, gardens, dinners…he is the God of the table more that the God of the temple. That is his spirit. His spirit flows in all of creation, love, suffering and joy; He finds us in all things.
We need that big view of God. How big is your God? He makes everything sacred. Even the name father, son and spirit.
Go with the Flow
And then the call…to flow with him. go with the flow…go with the flow of God’s Spirit. Receive God in many ways..ordinary food and drink. We are the flow of God in the world.
We become what you receive – the love of the Trinity in the world. This is different food for the journey of life. We become like Christ himself as we receive this bread of life, called to be his witnesses. By what we say and do, in all we are.
Donal Neary SJ