Celebrating Trinity Sunday: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit

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This gospel reflection is taken from St. Paul’s 366 Days with the Lord.

Sisters and Brothers: Tun Jose and Tan Maria had just celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They shared with their guests that since their youngest son got married and started his own family 15 years ago, they have been left alone by themselves. They stay at home most of the time. They start their day by going to daily Mass, taking a light breakfast, reading the newspapers, and tending their own garden.

When asked why they still enjoy each other’s company after all these years, Tun Jose replies: “Every day I discover something new about my wife. And the more I get to know her, the more I love her.” The more we live with people, the more we grow to realize how little we know about them. We are always surprised to know that some of our friends are not what we thought them to be. Getting to know a person is a lifetime task. When it comes to understanding God, a lifetime is not quite enough. We are awed by the magnitude of his mystery.

The Trinity is the mystery of one God in three persons. Because he is a mystery we do not have the final word on God. He is unfathomable to the human mind. But this does not mean that we cannot know him. He is not an “unknown God,” as St. Paul reminds the Athenians. There is always more to discover about God; there is always more to experience and to share.

As we celebrate Trinity Sunday, we are challenged to reflect on the life of God. Our key to the mystery of God is Jesus Christ himself, the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the image of the invisible God. He is the Word made flesh. In Jesus we experience the love and compassion of the Father. In him we hear the Father. To go to the Father we pass through the Son. and to understand Jesus, we need the Holy Spirit, who guides us to all truth. The more we try to know God, the more we love him. This certainly applies to our relationship with other people. And it is in love that we grow more as Tun Jose points out on his 50th wedding anniversary.

This gospel reflection is taken from St. Paul’s 366 Days with the Lord. May your day be filled with love and may Almighty God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pinagat Atsubispo Anthony Sablan Apuron, Kapuchinu

Manelu-hu, i dos amko as Tun Jose yan Tan Maria masilebra i mina’singkuenta anos na umaka’mo’-niha ya masangangani i manmatto gi gipot-niha na annai i mas paton na patgon-niha umassaga mas ki kinse anos esta maloffan sisiha ha’ i dos meggai na tiempo. Ma tututhon i ha’anen-niha yan i Santa Misa, sisiha ha’ umamotsa, manaitai gaseta yan ma’ atietiende i hatdin-niha.

Annai ma faisen hafa na mamagof siha sisiha ha’ na maisa, ilek-na si Tun Jose, “Ke sa kada diha husodda guaha nuebu put i asagua-hu. Ya yanggen mas hu ke’tungo’ put guiya mas hu guaiya gue’.” Kulan magahet na yanggen mas manla’la’ hit yan taotao, mas ta ri’alisa na didide’ ha tatungo’ put siha. Ha hohongang hit tenga para ta tungo’ na i manatungo’-ta ti siha i hafa ta suponi siha. I para ta tungo’ put i taotao che’cho’ apbmam gi lina’la’-ta. I para ta tungo’ lokkue put si Yu’os, ti nahhong ha’ i tiempon lina’la’-ta.

Mansennina’manman hit ni dinangkulon i misteriu-na. I Santisima Trinidat i misterion un Yu’os gi tres na petsonas. Sa’ put guiya i misteriu ti sina ta chule’ i uttimu na finiho’ put si Yu’os. Ti sina i hinasso-ta ha menhalumi este. Lao ti kumeke’ilek-na este na ti sina ta tungo’ gue’. Ti guiya i “timatungo’ na Yu’os,” ni si San Papblo hana’hasso i manaotao Athena. Guaha ha mas sina madeskrube put si Yu’os; guaha ha mas para ma ekspiriensia yan ma patte.

Mientras ta silelebra i Damenggon Trinidat, manma’u’uga hit para ta haso i lina’la’ Yu’os. Ya i yabi para i misteriun Yu’os si Jesu Kristo mismo, i Chalan, i Minagahet yan i Lina’la’. Guiya i espehos i tili’i’on na Yu’os. Guiya i Betbo ni mama’sensen. Gi as Jesu Kristo ta ekspiriensia i guinaiya yan yine’ase’ i Tata. Giya guiya ta hungok i Tata. I para ta hanague’ i Tata ta fanisgen i Lahi-na. Ya i para ta kumprende si Jesu Kristo, ta nisisita i Espiritu Santo, ni gumigiha hit todu gi minagahet. Yanggen mas ta chagi para ta tungo’ si Yu’os, mas siemrpe ta guaiya gue’. Este lokkue sina ma’aplika yan otro taotao siha. Ya gi guinaiya na sina hit mas mandangkolo ni si Tun Jose ha sangani hit gi mina’singkuenta na kumple’anos-niha umassagua.

Este na pinagat machuchule’ ginen i Lepblon San Papblo 366 Dihas yan i Saina. Ohalara ya u bula guinaiya i ha’anen-miyu ya i todu hana’sina na Yu’os infambinendisi gi na’an i Tata yan i Lahi-na yan i Espiritu Santo. Amen.

Gipot Santisima Trinidat C, Mayu 22, 2016

IBANGHELIU (JUAN 16:12-15) Ilek-na si Jesus ni mandisipulu-na: “Guaha mas meggai para bai sangani hamyo, lao ti sina in singon pa’go. Lao yanggen matto gue’, sa’ put i guiya i Espiritun minagahet guiya in fanginiha para todu i minagahet. Ti ginen guiya ha’ na maisa na para u kuentos, lao para u sangan ayu ha’ i hinigok-na, ya guiya siempre ha anunsiha giya hamyo hafa sina para u fanmasusedi. Yanggen ha cho’gue este pues siempre ha tuna yu’, sa’ guiya siempre ha risibi ginen guahu hafa para u anunsiha giya hamyo. Todu i guinahan i Tata iyo-ku. Ennao mina’ ha sangan na ayu siha i para u anunsiha giya hamyo para u chule’ ginen guahu.”