Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer
"The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit that has been given to us."
May 26, 2013 Trinity Sunday
The Trinity is a mystery beyond our comprehension. According to the Catechism, we believe in "three persons in one God." As we pray in the preface for the Mass in honor of the Holy Trinity, we believe in "a Trinity of one substance...unity in substance, and equality in majesty..."
Sounds complex and mysterious, and it is. Yet I would like to believe that the mystery of the Trinity does help us explain our experience of God. In prayer, in quiet moments, do we not experience the mystery of God as ever greater, as Creator and Lord? Do we not experience Jesus Christ as One like us, Emmanuel, God with us, the Bread of Life? Do we not experience the Spirit within, guiding, urging, inspiring us in our hearts? If we can say that in quiet ways, how we have such experiences of God, then the mystery of the Trinity, while not clear and simple, becomes a bit more understandable. It becomes a way to understand how God loves us, as Creator, as Redeemer among us, and as Spirit within our hearts.
God our Father, God beyond us, we adore You. You are the ground of our being. The universe speaks of You to us, and Your love comes to us through Jesus. God the Son, God beside us, we adore You. You have shown us what human life should be like. In You we see divine love and human greatness combined. God the Spirit, God around us and within us, we adore You. You are power within us. You give us abundant life and You can make us the men and women we are meant to be. Father, Son, and Spirit: God beyond, beside and around us. We adore You. Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors