Posted by: livingscripture | June 15, 2014


From the Word of the Day


“Brothers and sisters rejoice.  Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

 (2 Cor. 13: 11)   

How should we live this Wordtrinityicon[1]

Not only is God love and peace in His essence, but He is also the One who made love and peace a precise choice and His criteria of judgment.  He looks at us through this lens and allows Himself to be invited by those who seek love and peace.   Our sentiments, our thoughts, our choices have the power to attract or reject the Lord’s presence.  This is our power and also our responsibility.

For the Apostle Paul, dedicating self to joy, both ours and that of others, means tending to perfection and being directed on high, encouraging each other, greeting each other with a holy kiss, not the false one of Judas.  It means decisively choosing to want peace, to live in peace.  These are all attitudes that attract the God of peace and love.

The Lord wants to be comfortable in us, feel at ease.  And when He finds sentiments that are a small reflection of His intimate life, then He feels at home and able to give abundantly; ‘in good measure, folded, full, and overflowing into your lap’ (Cf. Luke 6: 38).  Moses asked God to walk ‘in the midst’ of His people.  Jesus did this physically.  With the gift of the Holy Spirit, from walking among us, He came to live inside us, to be present always.  We are too small to understand the gift that the One and Triune God makes of Himself.  Our reason cannot but bow before this mystery that can, however, be intuited by those who make the irrevocable decision to Love Him totally, with the same sentiments that were in Christ Jesus.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will bask in the Sun of God, One and Three, dwelling in me.  I will adore, thank, and praise the Trinity, and remain in their presence throughout the day, and every day!

Like Moses, my God, I bow to the ground and prostrate myself before You.  I ask You, “If I find favor with you, if You find in me something of Yourself, do not tire of seeking me to come to dwell in my home.  I can doubt my perseverance, but never Yours and Your love.

The voice of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a’ Kempis

What good is it to dispute about the profound mysteries of the Trinity, if then you lack humility, without which you cannot be pleasing to the Trinity?

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