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The Great Commision

The Most Holy Trinity

“Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”Ps. 33

We receive not a Spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but a spirit of adoption as sons, which enables us to cry out, “Abba, Father!”. The Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church, that is, our spiritual life; without Him we are dead spiritually. He is the one who gives life to the Church and to each of us, who makes us witnesses and gives us the will and the power to live His teachings, seeking the will of the Father which is love; the greatest and best good we can do for others is to do the will of God.

“This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.”1 John 5,2

Therefore, before His ascension, Jesus gave us this final will and missionary mandate: go and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. Among all the works of charity that we can do, this is the greatest, for it is to help our brothers, who are beloved children of God, to open themselves to the light of Christ, so that they do not continue walking in darkness, and have the light of life (cf. John 8:12). What is greater than showing them the one who is the way, the truth, and the life? You are not only giving them to God, but you are making it possible for them to receive the gift of salvation and eternal life that God came to offer us in Christ.

Not only this, but by bringing them to Jesus and helping them or encouraging them to be disciples of Christ, you are giving them the purpose to live in this world, so that they are not easy prey to absurd ideologies or idolatries, like sheep without a shepherd, living without a purpose, wasting their lives and killing their time in any vice or destructive habits, typical of people without meaning to live, without the light of faith.

Christ came to give us His Holy Spirit, to give us the possibility of becoming children of God; we are not if we do not open the door of our soul to Him and let Him enter. At first, we are creatures who take the devil’s side, suffering in this world the consequences of breaking with God due to disobedience, for since Adam and Eve our lineage preferred the devil’s path and rejected friendship with God.

“He came to His own, but his own did not receive Him, but to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the power to become children of God.”John 1:12

“I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him.”Rev 3:20

Our mission is to remain faithful to Jesus, being His missionary disciples, helping others to open their hearts to the one who came to enrich us, to give us vocation, dignity, and mission, purpose and meaning to live and to give life, for He came to give us eternal Salvation, for which it is worth giving everything.

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”Mark 8:36

Weekly Readings

Sunday: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 (12b)/Rom 8:14-17/Mt 28:16-20
Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: 1 Pt 1:18-25/Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12/Ps 100:2, 3, 4, 5/Mk 10:46-52
Friday: Zep 3: 14-18a or Rom 12:9-16/Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6/Lk 1:39-56
Saturday: Jude 17. 20b-25/Ps 63:2, 3-4. 5-6/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday: Ex 24:3-8/Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13)/Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

Observances for the Week

Sunday: The Most Holy Trinity
Monday: St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop; Memorial Day
Wednesday: St. Paul VI, Pope
Thursday: St. Joan of Arc
Friday: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday: St. Justin, Martyr
Next Sunday: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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