We say, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," not in the names of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. For God, through three persons, is One. This is perhaps the most central mystery of our faith. Today we have the opportunity to reflect on the reality that God, through One, was able to send the Son and the Holy Spirit to us, to save us and to be with us forever. Today's readings marvel at how fortunate we are to be in a relationship with God. In the first reading, Moses enumerates all the wonderful things that God has done for them, from creation to the rescue from Egypt, to the gift of the Promised Land. St. Paul writes that we are God's sons and daughters by adoption. Finally, in the last time of Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, "I am with you always, until the end of the age."
What can I do, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to transform my family, my community, the world?