What do you do with the mystery of the Trinity?

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Most Holy Trinity, Year C: May 26, 2013
Prov 8:22-31; Ps 8; Rom 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

Today we celebrate the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. But what is a mystery? In books of fiction, a mystery is often a puzzle related to a crime that a detective is supposed to solve. But when we speak about the faith, it means something different. From what I have heard, it is something that you say when you want a child to stop asking questions! “No, I don’t know who or why or how! It’s a mystery. Beat it, kid!”

But, of course, that’s not really what a mystery of the faith is. A mystery is something that is initially out of reach of our human reason— (more…)

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La Sagrada Familia y la tensión natural/sobrenatural

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La Sagrada Familia, Año C: 30 Diciembre 2012
Sir 3, 2-6.12-14; Sal 127; 1 Jn 3, 1-2.21-24; Lc 2, 41-52

Hace seis días, celebramos la Natividad de nuestro Señor. Y así recordamos, con amor y gratitud y maravilla, que hace 2000 años, Dios Hijo se encarnó en el vientre de la Virgen y nació en Belén. Dios de Dios, luz de luz, Dios verdadero de Dios verdadero, nacido del Padre antes de todos los siglos: asumió nuestra naturaleza humana y nació, uno con nosotros.

Y no entró como un hombre adulto, para empezar inmediatamente su años de ministerio público; empezó como un bebé—aún como un embrión, y entonces un feto, un bebé recién nacido, un niño, y un joven—continuamente creciendo en saber, en estatura y en el favor de Dios y de los hombres. (more…)

The Holy Family and natural/supernatural tension

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year C: Dec. 30, 2012
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-5; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52

Five days ago, we celebrated Christmas Day. And we remembered, with love and gratitude and wonder, that 2000 years ago, in the Holy Land, God the Son became incarnate in the womb of the Virgin Mary and then was born in Bethlehem. God from God, light from light, true God from true God, born of the Father before all ages: he took on our human nature, and was born, one with us, in Bethlehem.

And how interesting that, in choosing to lower himself, to empty himself, to become man, our Lord Jesus did not begin as a full-grown adult man, did not immediately begin his years of public ministry; but rather he began as a baby— (more…)