Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Glory Be to the…

This next installment has to do with the Godhead, that is the Holy Trinity.  Definition, please?

The Holy Trinity consist of One God, three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) reminds us that, “The mystery of the Trinity in itself is inaccessible to the human mind and is the object of faith only because it was revealed by Jesus Christ,…”  When did Jesus reveal this mystery?

Go to Matthew, chapter 28, verse 19, what does it say? “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,…”  Jesus tells us, without reservation, that it is not just Him and the Father that will bring about salvation when one is baptized.  No, it is Him, the Father, and the Holy Spirit – all three together – One God, eternal and everlasting.

But we also know that the Holy Spirit spoke through the prophets of the Old Testament, “Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.  Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee.” ~Psalm 51:11-13, or, “…who has learned thy counsel, unless thou has given Wisdom and sent thy holy Spirit from on high? ” ~Wisdom 9:17; or, “But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit; So he turned on them like an enemy, and fought against them. Then they remembered the days of old and Moses, his servant; Where is he who brought up out of the sea the shepherd of his flock?  Where is he who put his holy Spirit in their midst;” ~Isaiah 63:10-11; or “But Moses said to him, ‘Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD’s people were prophets, that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!’ And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.” ~Numbers 11:29

The list goes on!  Yes, the Holy Spirit is mentioned throughout the New and the Old Testaments.  And by revelation of the Word made flesh, we now know and understand that there are three persons in the One God, the Holy Trinity.

Therefore, when we honor God (Mt 22:36-37), we honor all of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The following prayer is a prayer that does exactly that.  Are you ready?

Glory be to the Father…
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  And [Jesus] said to them, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”  ~
Matthew 22:36-37

and to the Son…
“He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord god will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there will be no end.” ~ Luke 1:32-33

and to the Holy Spirit…
–  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…” ~
Matthew 28:19  The Holy Spirit is the name of the One whom we adore and glorify with the Father and the Son. ~ CCC 691.

As it was in the beginning…
–  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form…and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the faces of the water.  And God spoke, ‘Let there be light’…”  ~
Gen 1:1-3; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… all things were made through Him… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… ~ Jn 1:1,3,14; “…then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the [Breath of Life], and man became a living being…” ~ Gen 2:7; “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life…”  ~ Nicene Creed c.325 AD

Is now and ever shall be, world without end…
– “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth… and I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” ~
Revelation 21:1,2 ; “…and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there will be no end.” ~ Luke 1:33

Amen!

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