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The Most Holy Trinity

The God of Revelation


One of the foundational truths of our faith is the one God in three Persons: Father all-
powerful, Christ Lord and Savior, Spirit of love. We can reason our way into knowledge
of the existence of God, but we would never know of God as Trinity if it were
not revealed to us.

There is much else about God that has been revealed: about God as giver of life,
land, and food; about God as liberator and protector; about the God of peace and
the God of covenant love; about the suffering God, the God of the poor; about
the God made flesh, the God with us.

None of this comes from reason, although it does not contradict reason. Most of
what we know about God we know because God has revealed it to us.

On this Trinity Sunday, it would be good to reflect on the God of our faith and
worship. Do we honor the God of revelation, or do we honor a god of our own
making? Do we honor the vengeful god of a merciless world, or do we honor the
Lord, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity?
Gerald Darring

“In his goodness and wisdom, God chose to


reveal himself and to make known to us the
hidden purpose of his will by which through
Christ, the Word made flesh, man has access to
the Father in the Holy Spirit and comes to
share in the divine nature. Through this revela-
tion, therefore, the invisible God out of the
abundance of his love speaks to men as friends
and lives among them, so that he may invite
and take them into fellowship with himself.”
Vatican II, Constitution on Divine Revelation
(1965) 2

May 18, 2008


Some καιρός / kairos thoughts…
καιρός / kairos—Greek—time—viewed as an occasion rather than an extent

We are given
moments
of clarity
which give
meaning
to what we do

without
obliterating
the fact
of suffering

which we have
experienced

Prayer List
and know we can
experience

a peace Pray the rosary for world peace, Avis Cox, Fr. Clarence Biggers, Gladys and
Ben Kramkowski, Rita Moenk, Doug Bearden, Sarah Snider, Thornton/Lynch
a joy family, Ryan Amsberry, Annie & family, Connie, her mother & family, Blake,
a knowing Erik, Campbell family, Jonathan & family, Sharon & family, Will, FMS, Cap.
Corp., Patrick & Brittany, Broughman family, Fannie Crowder & family, VAL,
that Father Ingram’s father & family, Karen’s mother, Cheryl Mobley & family,
William Hudson, Robert, Walter, Danielle, Christopher, Barbara, Katherine,
what was begun Nicholas, Kaylin, Kasie, Mary Beth & family, Mary Ann Mahoney & family,
in us Donna & family, Ann Chancellor & family, Sheila & family, cancer patients &
will be completed families, military & families, Brandon, Plantation Villa residents, Don, Mrs.
in us Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Rooks, Katherine & family, Mr. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs.
Barlow, Jane & family, Scott & family, Diane & Peter, Michele & Gary, Lucy’s
father & family, Bobbie, Joan & family, Karl’s mother & family, Bernard &
a desire Anna, June & family, Tina & family, Belinda & family, OLM family, Kat,
a wisdom Delgratia & family, Mr. Gomez & family, Sara’s mother, Dr. Lynch & family,
a love Rob/Allie & family, Chuck & family, Frank & family, Liesa & family, mother
of Dr. Petros, Dr. Issa & family, Odessa, Anita’s mother & family, Ruby,
in us Ruby’s mother & family, Davies family, Katie & family, family of Angie, Ann
over which we & family, Gretchen & family, Eileen, Scott & family, Robert, Flavia & family,
have Tony’s family, Roy & Martha Wright, Roy, Alice Swygert, Alan, Nard, Tony,
no control Glenda, Nelson, J. Bob, Munn, Vogt, Wolfe families, Russell & family, Ola,
Gene Wilson & family, Jane Brock & family, Janet Kramer & family, Elayne &
family, Winnie, Phil & family, Tony, Stan, Emily & family, Ruthie & Ed, Mr.
but much Bergin & family, Bernard’s father, Russell & family, Mrs. Sanseverino & family,
control CC Center, veterans & families Jessie Emmett, Mark, Michael’s mother, Carrie,
for this VAMC, Rambo’s mother & family, Josephine Mary, Mary Anna, S. Paul, Tony,
we thank you J. W. Wilson & family, Jason & Kim, Josie, Kelly, Gail, Mickey’s family, Jon &
Janet Cook & family, Karen’s cousin, Mike Aguado & family, Carl & family,
Father Dr. Lopez & family, Dr. Vanapalli & family, Dr. Nair & family, Garrett &
J. Janda Poem from liturgy.slu.edu family, family of Duffie, Aaron Christian, Marina & family, Cleveland family,
mother of Kerry, Carol & family, Alysee’s niece & family, Beth & family, Sara
Lucas & family, Gary & Sharon Creed, Barbara Carl, James & Phyllis Wham,
Dan Kessler, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Fry, David Hempen, Steve Kirkland, Michael
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Cofer, Buddy Brasher, Lana Adams-Tidwell, Kathy McGhee, Michael &
family, Berger family, Mendez family, Ikai family, Joshua Moser, Stephanie
Son, so that everyone who believes in him might Christian, Carolyn Williamson, Chris B., Joey Milani, Justine, Henry & Anna,
Peggy Cable, Claude Rickman, Leonard & Mary, Patricia Finch, Kathy Weaver,
not perish but might have eternal life” (John Tom Sullivan, Connie Graham, Anderson family, Chris Stahler family, Barbara
3:16). This, the most translated verse in Holy Zebertas, Frances Homsey, Gus Kneidinger, Steven, Mary Jo Shamas, Frank,
Nancy Fisher, Mary Ondovchik, Ann Rudy, Chad Nostrant, Heidi FitzGerald,
Scripture, sums up the grand work of God to Ed Schaffer, Lynn Smith, Randy Taylor, Brian Strickland, Ann McCormick,
Amy & family, Lil Jones, Julian Campbell, Leon Roberts & family, Elaine &
put creation “rightly in place.” We are invited to Evangeline Cole, Elysa Cole-Ali, Eric Hawthorne, Leroy & Lynn Burrows,
share God’s own life and to take our proper Shirley Walton, Marie McDemmond, Anthony Morgan, Marion Chineworth,
Kathy Nail, Mariam Smalls, Ana Maria Molano, Alvaro & Farlos Penogos,
place at his wedding feast as his adopted family. Erwin Molano, Rick Long, Caron Pierre & family, Valerie Panter, Hattie
Jackson, Sr. Mary Bonaventure, Carol’s family, Cotton Elphingstone,
The gracious gift of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Evangeline Walker, Sylvia Ponder, Joseph Burrows, Sean McHugh, Dames
embracing love of God and the fellowship of the family, Frances James, Carla Smith, Olivia, Mary Scarnati, Ann Baker, Brett,
Michelle Cawell, Pria Sivi, Tony Pinson, Ellen Adams, Uncle Butch, Carlo
Holy Spirit be with you all! Can you receive this Dellaquila, Katherine Catti, Maria Beck, Justino Prado, Joanna & Michael
Spataro, Virginia Butano, Josh Kelly, Carolyn Boccella, George Leferovich,
great gift?
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