In the Catholic Church, there is a great emphasis on threes. There's three days, after which Jesus will rise from the dead. There's the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in which we have one God. This is also represented in our sign of the cross. With three, there is perfection. There is a unique emphasis on each of these three within the Trinity, God our Father in heaven, Jesus God's Son, and the Holy Spirit, which brings us closer to God in relationship. Since the three in one brings perfection, we need to be attentive to all three in the Trinity, as one God. We trust in God and pray to Him, we trust in Jesus and affirm this trust through receiving the Eucharist, and we are guided through the power of the Holy Spirit. Do you rely on the Trinity to guide your life?
Today's Gospel states:'Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, `Lo, here it is!' or `There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you." And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, `Lo, there!' or `Lo, here!' Do not go, do not follow them. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation' (Luke 17:20-25).
Today's reading talks about how the Kingdom of God is in the midst of our lives, in the past, present, and future. For the people of the time, they felt God most in the presence of Jesus. However, Jesus is telling them that he will not always be with them, and that it's important to realize their faith without him physically present as well. Having faith in what you cannot see is the most important, and most difficult form of faith. It's having hope, that God is indeed with us, and helping us through prayer, attending mass, and through every action we take. The Trinity is always present, we just need to take time to see it, and ask God for continued guidance. Take some time to thank God for being present in your life.
Today we pray:
Thank You for being present in every part of my life. Guide me, God the Father, Son, and Spirit in one, in being a faithful person, and inspire hope in the hearts of others.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.