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Holy Trinity : Model of the Family

posted May 25, 2018, 9:47 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated May 25, 2018, 9:48 AM ]
27 May 2018 ( Trinity Sunday )

Holy Trinity : Model of the Family
The great apostolic commission in the Gospel expresses the means by which we are to bring others into the family of God rooted in the Trinity whom we celebrate in today’s liturgy. Matthew’s Gospel today has a threefold implication in bringing new members into the fold, one that is pastoral: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations"; liturgical: "baptizing them"; prophetic: "teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you"; and guaranteed by the Lord's closeness, until the end of time. Matthew’s text is a familiar one to all with a reference of Baptism in the name of our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, when we are immersed in the Trinitarian life, we stand in solidarity between and among persons in rightly ordered relationships. The Trinity is a model for our own families living in communion with God and with others. Let us remember today and always like the Triune God we believe in we are called to build and restore what has been shattered by sin.