Sunday 26 May 2024

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Trinity Sunday

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40. Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own – Psalm 32(33):4-6, 9, 18-20, 22. Romans 8:14-17. Matthew 28:16-20.

Go and make disciples of all nations

In Deuteronomy, the people, through obedience to the commandments, have the hope of remaining in the land God has given them. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus commissions the disciples to teach others to obey all he has commanded them, reminding them he will be with them always. For the people of Israel, the land has been life-giver, mother and home. Now, for followers of the Gospel, Jesus Christ remains a living, deeply incarnate presence. Elizabeth Johnson speaks of the Triune God as ‘a communion in love’, neither solitary nor static but a relational and dynamic reality. We strive for an expression of the symbol of the Triune God in life itself – in the out-breath of the ever-expanding universe, in the rhythms and colours of the seasons, in the macro- and microscopic breadth and complexity of all creation. The Lord whom the psalm declares breathed stars into being is the Spirit breathing us into being, moving forward. May our kinship with all creation draw us closer to the One through whom the mystery of endlessly creative and transformative love flows.

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