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December 09, 2018
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Reading I : Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40

The Lord is God and there is no other.

  • In the reading from Deuteronomy we can see that the God of Israel is not removed from human history but enters into history with great power to protect and save the chosen people.
  • Through a speech by Moses, the people are encouraged to be aware of the many ways in which God has sustained them.
  • The Creator God desires to bless the people and make them prosper.

Reading II : Romans 8:14-17

You have received the Spirit.

  • In Romans, Paul describes God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The Spirit is the shared life and love between Father and Son.
  • With Christ we become children of God.

Gospel : Matthew 28:16-20

Go!

  • The Gospel passage from Matthew is Jesus’ final instruction to the disciples after the resurrection.
  • Jesus proclaims full authority over all creation.
  • With that authority, Christ commissions the disciples to continue his work in the world, and he promises to remain with them until the end of the world.