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Vic Biorseth, Sunday, June 04, 2023
Today is Trinity Sunday.
Go to https://www.divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/missa/missa.pl, and at the top of the page and put in 6-4-2023 for today's Mass readings.
It's all abut the Trinity, and the Unity, which are really incomprehensible to the human mind. The Trinitarian nature of God is a mystery; it is revealed, true enough, but still, it is mysterious in its nature. How can the mere creature ever hope to understand it's own creator?
Look to the Athanasian Creed for the earliest formulation of His Church, supplemented by the Nicene Creed and the Apostle's Creed that came later. This is the firm teaching of the one and only one Church founded by Jesus Christ, Second Person of the Holy Trinity, and thus, God.
The Unity aspect of the Trinity is the factor most easily overlooked, or even forgotten, even sometimes by the best Bible scholars with the best of intentions, let alone by us ordinary folks.
The Protestant denominations are the least Christian in this respect, although most of them do profess the Trinity and the Unity. Some whole denominations deny the Trinity, and thus are not Christian. Some deny the "Godliness" of Jesus Christ, and thus are not Christian. Some preach another Gospel other than what was preached by our Lord and by the original Apostles, and thus are not Christian (Galatians 1;6-10).
In fact, none of them can call themselves Christian, because none of them were founded by Jesus Christ. But that's another subject.
We normally, and perhaps naturally, think of Father-God as the Creator, Son-Of-God as our Redeemer, and the Holy-Ghost as the Mover. That, we can kind of understand. But what we have a hard time with is the Unity factor. They are all God, and One (1) God. Our Lord Jesus "came out from" or "issued forth from" God to become incarnate in this world, and one of us. Then, He "went back to" and into, the Unity of God.
Fr. Larry Richards, a Catholic Priest and radio talk-show host, once said on the air that our Lord Jesus Christ only issued one Commandment, that being, from John 13:34-35, to love one another as He has loved us. But, that overlooks the Unity factor of our one and only one God.
Jesus, which is another way of saying God, issued the Ten Commandments to Moses on the sacred mountain.
Nobody thinks of it that way, but that's the way it is.
You can look at all the scripture passages where Jesus Himself or others refer to Him as God. But probably the best place to look is in the "Last Gospel" read at the end of the Latin Mass, which is John 1:1-14.
That is the best place for anyone new to the Bible to start reading, because that, right there, is our faith in a nutshell. It is clearly talking about our Lord Jesus Christ. And it says that in the beginning He was with God, and that He was God. That He created everything; that all things were made by Him. That without Him was made nothing that was made.
That He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. That He came unto His own, and His own knew Him not.
So, what this tells us is that Jesus Christ is also the God of Genesis.
He, and the Father, and the Holy Ghost, together,
Like I said, it's a mystery; it's a hard thing to understand. But you don't have to understand it.
What you do have to do is believe it.
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
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With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
Please God, and Live Forever.
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