As the Church celebrates the first Sunday after Pentecost, we are drawn in the Opening Prayer of the Liturgy to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
As we proceed into the reading from the Book of Proverbs, it is wisdom which engages us. Wisdom opens our minds and hearts to the presence of God in creation and in our ongoing search for truth.
Conflicts which engage humanity have been persistent, but it is wisdom which takes us beyond our moment in time and leads us to hope. As we place our hope in the eternal Trinity, we are empowered by faith to overcome the sufferings and the untruths of our time and enabled to experience the love which gave birth to creation. As St. Paul reminds us in his message to the Romans, hope does not disappoint us.
Celebrating the feast of the Trinity, and reminded of God’s gift of wisdom leading to hope, let us join the song of the Three Young Men of Scripture:
Glory to You,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we will praise You
and highly exalt You forever.
Sister Kathleen Sullivan, OP