Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Readings for Sunday, May 22 — Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • The reading from Proverbs paints a powerful picture of the Wisdom of God. In the Christian tradition, we often approach this text as a beautiful rendering of the Word of God (Jesus) present with the Father before all ages. How is the relationship between God the Creator and the eternal Wisdom (or Word) of God portrayed in this passage?

  • Today’s psalm celebrates God’s creation of the natural world and of humanity. The God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is loving relationship par excellence. Love cannot help but create something new and miraculous … just look at our human families! As a community that recognizes that we and the world around us are created by overflowing Divine Love, how does this shape the social and moral teachings of the Church?

  • Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to dwell in the midst of his Church. The Spirit will bring the words of the Father and the Son to the faithful. What are some ways that the Holy Spirit guides the Church in our time?