Day 32: The Most Holy Trinity (232-237)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “We pray, Father in heaven, you have revealed yourself to us. You have revealed yourself to us through your actions. You have revealed yourself to us through the way in which you have communicated your very life to us. And we ask that you please in this moment continue to reveal yourself to us, continue to pour out your divine life into our lives because, God, we're coming to this moment from all these different places, and we ask that you please just meet us where we are. And we know that you can because you are everywhere. You are goodness, you are truth, you are love. And you are here, you are right here. So be here with us now. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”

Scripture References & Reflections

- compiled by Andrew Adamany

Bible Translation - RSVCE

CCC 232 "Christians are baptized "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a three-part question when asked to confess the Father, the Son and the Spirit: "I do." "The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity."

Matthew 28:18–20 

"And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

CCC 237 "The Trinity is a mystery of faith in the strict sense, one of the "mysteries that are hidden in God, which can never be known unless they are revealed by God". To be sure, God has left traces of his Trinitarian being in his work of creation and in his Revelation throughout the Old Testament. But his inmost Being as Holy Trinity is a mystery that is inaccessible to reason alone or even to Israel's faith before the Incarnation of God's Son and the sending of the Holy Spirit."

Matthew 3:16–17 

"And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Revelation 5:6–7 

"And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth; and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne."