Back to Ordinary Time... well actually it is not so ordinary! This weekend we celebrate one of the other great mysteries of our faith, that of the Holy Trinity – One God, three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Don’t try to figure it out. Even St. Augustine, one of the greatest theological thinkers in the Church tried to figure out how there can be only one God, yet three persons in that same one God. Reminds me of a story:
St. Augustine was walking by the seashore one day contemplating the mystery of the Holy Trinity when he saw a little child running back and forth from the water to a spot on the seashore. The boy was using a shell to carry water from the large ocean and pour it into a small pit that he had made in the sand. Augustine came up to him and asked him what he was doing. “I’m going to pour the entire ocean into this hole,” the boy replied. “What?” said Augustine. “That is impossible, my dear child, the sea is so great and the shell and the hole are so little.” “That is true,” the boy said. “It would be easier and quicker to draw all the water out of the sea and fit it into this hole than for you to fit the mystery of the Trinity and His Divinity into your little intellect; for the Mystery of the Trinity is greater and larger in comparison with your intelligence than is this vast ocean in comparison with this little hole.” And then the child vanished.
When it comes to some of these great mysteries of faith, our “pea brain” minds just cannot figure it out. We just have to BELIEVE!
Next weekend we will be celebrating the great Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Our parish will be having 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration beginning on Friday, June 21 through Sunday morning, culminating in a Eucharistic Procession following the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 23. Please read the insert in this bulletin for more information.
Ordinary Time is never ordinary, because when we are dealing with God, all is extraordinary, including our own life in Jesus Christ.
God bless -- Fr. Jim