Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Blessed Trinity and the Blessed Sacrament... (Multiply - June 06, 2007)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
June 04, 2007

John 16,12-15
"I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (Corpus et Sanguinis Christi)
June 10, 2007

Luke 9, 11-17
When the crowds learned it, they followed him; and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those who had need of healing.
Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him, "Send the crowd away, to go into the villages and country round about, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a lonely place."
But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish -- unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."
For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each."
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
And all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what was left over, twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Many things occured during these past that is telling us, until today, of the great wonders of the Blessed Trinity and the Body and Blood of Christ. Actually, it's been days away since the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity and days before the Corpus Christi, But it's a Tradition that when a Solemnity is being celebrated, the Striker must give a short reflection related to the latter. So, here it goes...

Well, The Holy Trinity goes first.

Saint Augustine says of it. "I tried the best of my knowledge to describe the great wonder of the Holy Trinity, and yet, I can't."
The Holy Trinity is beyond any person's intelligence.
One thing. We can know well of the Mystery of the Most Holy, Triune God, only if we know and understand the meaning of the four-letter word: L-O-V-E!!! The Father loved his Son, and the Son loved his Father, and the fruit of this fraternal love is the Holy Spirit. If we know how to love our neighbor, we don't need a religion guru to explain to us this great mystery. Beacuse deep within our hearts, we know it all.
Actually, I'm still trying to apply it. so, I still do not know what is the exact meaning of the Triune Majesty. Who am I to tell you about this wonder after all (while I was writing this part of the blog, I heard a thunderclap outside. Is God affirming me?)?

Now of the Body and Blood of Christ. (God help me!!!)

After a series of miracles, and from its humble beginnings (thunderclap again...), the Church now firmly believes that Christ is TRULY present in the form of bread and wine.
On the Gospel for this year, Luke is telling us of the Feeding of the... is it 400 or 500? well, the thing we know is that the people ate and were satisfied. Just the same as of what we are celebrating in our present time. On the Eucharist, Christ is being broken, and shared with us all. we eat, and we are satisfied,... I wish. Christ is enough for all of us. Is not the commisioning words of that night enough for all of us? And after all, as Paul proclaims, We proclaim the Death and Resurrection of Christ through this Divine Sacrament, while we anticipate His coming again. Aren't we feeling enough with this? Christ, giving himself to us to eat? Giving His life for all of us to share. Isn't that enough?
"As Christ is the Head, we are the members."
With that faith in hand, we can still assure ourselves that Christ still lives in our midst. He never leaves us day and night. And he still makes sure that we are never away from Him, as long as there is a Tabernacle in a nearby Church with a vigil light on it, we can still assure that CHRIST IS STILL THERE..

God, through these times you still share your love with each and everyone of us. You still reveal to us your Holy and Divine mystery, and you still give your son to be our food and drink. Grant that, through this, our faith will never fade, and we may still put our trust in you. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. AMEN...

June 06, 2007