June 19, 2011: Trinity Sunday
Catholic Social Teaching: Solidarity
First Reading Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9
Second Reading: 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13
Gospel: John 3:16-18
The fabric of our journey contains fibers mended to heal our rift with God, for His mercy, kindness and fidelity have been evident. In belief, the rue of condemnation dissolves in the abundance of Christ’s sacrificial grace. Our path, traveled as brothers and sisters, is unified by the Holy Spirit. Experiencing the Trinity, we rejoice in our prayer life, worship and service. Peace dominate in our hearts, allows us to live peace in the world. We encourage one another, for the Trinity offers encouragement by inspiring us with courage, spirit, hope and promise.
“To the people of our time…the Church…teaches…the demands of justice and peace in conformity with divine wisdom. This doctrine has its own profound unity, which flows from Faith in a whole and complete salvation, from Hope in a fullness of justice and from Love which makes all mankind truly brothers and sisters in Christ. It is the expression of God’s love for the world, which he so loved that He gave His only Son. Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, paragraph 3.
Individual Reflection: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9
June is Torture Awareness Month. On the Internet research statistics of political,economic and religious torture. Ask that some of the statistics be included in your parish bulletin and a petition in the Prayers of the Faithful addresses the condemned victims of violence.
Family Reflection: 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13
Over a couple of weeks, together read Living Peace, by Fr John Dear. Discuss how you can strengthen your faith to live more peacefully.
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