Readings for May 30, 2021
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Psalm 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22
The journey so far for Moses and the people of Israel was very difficult—difficult enough for them to yearn for their days in slavery in Egypt. Moses exhorts the people to remember all that God has done for them in their journey to the Promised Land. His exhortation is meant for them to recall all that is good has come from God and that following God’s commands is necessary, both in remembrance and praise, but also because God’s commands are the very provision of what is good.
I can easily look back on my own life and see God’s work in all good things. But like my fellow travelers on the journey to the Promised land, I also sometimes wonder why God led me down a path that was so difficult, at least at the time. And even now, I can see perhaps what good came from the difficulty, but I still wonder why the difficult times were necessary.
And to be honest, I don’t fully have an answer. But what I do know is that when I act contrary to what I know to be right or when I don’t act on something I know I should, God allows me to walk into the weeds. And other times, God leads me into the weeds. In either scenario, the response God wants from me is to turn toward Him in trust. And thankfully, I have more than one way to turn to Him, and more than one person of the Trinity to help me.
God, the Father, gave me His Son to redeem me. The Son left me an advocate, the Holy Spirit, to sanctify me. Each of them is prepared to love me and protect me and offer me guidance through the weeds. There are three distinct parts of the united whole of God, and all that has been done and will be done is for me to turn to, or at times return to, a singular, united, and ever present God.
Through him, with him, and in him, O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is Yours, forever and ever. Amen