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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Conway

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Conway


Like a good novel, the opening line is the
place where we can be drawn in to the story. So it is on this Feast of Trinity. ‘I still have many things to say to you,’
Jesus said to his disciples on that day when he spoke to them. As we listen to this opening line
we too can be intrigued. We can wonder about those things that Jesus
wanted to share with his followers, his friends who had been so much a part
of his journey and his ministry. As time has moved on, perhaps we will never
know just what it was that Jesus was opening up to his disciples that day, and yet! Time has moved on and we sit here today with
all of the wisdom of the Church that has passed before us. It is in this wisdom that we can begin to
open ourselves to the possibility of all that Jesus wanted to say that day, but would know
it was far too much for his disciples. But today, we know. By the empowering of that Spirit, sent to us so often we can know our God as Father,
Son and Holy Spirit. By the encounter with that same Spirit in our lives we can be open to those moments of encounter
with our God and it’s in those moments, that are so much beyond ourselves, we can be amazed. And all of this happens because that Spirit
of God had been sent to us, sent to bring us the wisdom of God that is
available to us as we ponder those sacred moments
of our lives and find God is present to us. But the words that Jesus spoke that day to
his disciples still ring in our ears as well. Even with all that we have come to know, there
are still so many more things that we can hear when we listen. ‘I still have many things to say to you’,
Jesus continues to say to us today as we endeavour to grow in our relationship
with our God. And it is the wonder of those moments of encounter
between ourselves and our God that enable us to be even more aware
of that presence of God in our lives, and all we have to do is stop,
and listen.

2 thoughts on “Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Conway”

  1. O Lord, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

  2. Trinity Is human and not from God
    Does the Bible teach that none of the members of the Trinity is greater or lesser than the other, that they are all equal, all omnipotent?

    Mar. 13:32, Con: "Regarding then that day or that hour, no one knows anything, not even the angels who are in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father". (It would not have been so if the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit had been co-equal, forming a single Deity. And if, as someone claims, the Son did not know him as a man, one wonders why he does not the Holy Spirit knew it).

    Matt. 20: 20-23, CEI: "The mother of the sons of Zebedee. . . he answered [to Jesus]: ​​"Say that these my children sit one on your right and one on your left in your kingdom." Jesus answered:. . . "My cup will drink it; but it is not for me to concede that you sit on my right or on my left, but it is for those for whom it was prepared by my Father. " (How strange if, as is stated, Jesus had been God! Was he responding only according to his "human nature"? If, as the supporters of the Trinity say, Jesus was truly "Man-God" – that is, man and God at the same time, not only one or the other – would it be coherent to give such an explanation? Does it not show Matthew 20: 23that the Son is not equal to the Father, and that the Father has reserved for himself certain prerogatives?

    Matt. 12:31, 32, Con: "All sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but whoever says it against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, neither in this century nor in the future ". (If the Holy Spirit were a person and was God, this step would openly contradict the doctrine of the Trinity, because it would mean that in some way the Holy Spirit is greater than the Son. The words of Jesus show rather than the Father, to whom the "Spirit", is greater than Jesus, the Son of man).

    Jn. 14:28, With: "[Jesus said:] If you loved me, you would enjoy that I go to the Father, because the Father is greater than me."

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