By Fr. Andrew Kelly
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY – MAY 26, 2013
The believing community is committed to working tirelessly and zealously for the continuation of Jesus’ mission. The mission is to manifest the risen Jesus’ presence in all of the community’s words and deeds.
But how does the community know that its words and deeds are truly the words and deeds of Jesus? Sunday’s Gospel (John 16:12-15) is Jesus’ promise to be present in all the community’s activities:
“When the Spirit of truth comes, the Spirit will guide you into all the truth; for the Spirit will not speak on the Spirit’s own, but will speak whatever the Spirit hears, and the Spirit will declare to you the things that are to come.”
Day in and day out, Jesus’ Spirit guides the community as it listens to and then reflects upon Jesus’ words and deeds in the Scriptures. The Spirit then guides the community as it reforms and restructures itself more and more into Jesus’ image as revealed in the Scriptures.
The words and deeds of Jesus are ancient. But the community’s challenge and mission, through the grace of Jesus’ Spirit, is to keep Jesus’ words and deeds alive in the present moment and forever into the future.
(Father Andrew Kelly is a retired priest of the Diocese of Davenport.)
Scripture Readings for May 26 to June 2
Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17
Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16
Sir 51:12 cd-20
1 Cor 11:23-26