By Fr. Andrew Kelly
SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – JUNE 3, 2012
On Trinity Sunday, the believing community is gathered upon the holy mountain, just as Jesus’ disciples were in Sunday’s Gospel (Mathew 28:16-20).
In the presence of the risen Jesus, the community of disciples worships. But like the disciples in the Gospel: “some doubted.”
Now “doubt” in the Scriptures does not mean loss or lack of faith. Instead the text is saying that the disciples hesitated to respond out of fear or maybe because of the challenge.
This is understandable in light of all the trials and tribulations the community faces because of its faith in the risen Jesus.
Sunday on the mountain: “And Jesus came and said to them…” that the totality of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit was present within the community. There is no longer reason to be hesitant about Jesus’ mission of baptizing and “…teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”
The risen Jesus feeds the community Jesus’ Body and Blood. In the silence, Jesus speaks: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The community is energized and filled with courage and excitement about the mission Jesus gave it. The community is hesitant no longer.
(Father Andrew Kelly is a retired priest of the Diocese of Davenport.)
Scripture Readings for June 3-10
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40
2 Pt 1:2-7
2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18
2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12
2 Tm 2:8-15
2 Tm 3:10-17
2 Tm 4:1-8
Mk 14:12-16, 22-26