PASTOR’S CORNER May 30, 2012
Today is Trinity Sunday. It is an opportunity to revisit our relationship with the Holy Trinity, not as something to be solved or looked at from a distance but as a reminder that we are called to participate in it and experience the Trinity as we would have a loving relationship with any family member. One way to do this is through the Athanasian Creed.
The Athanasian Creed is traditionally ascribed to Saint Athanasius (296-373), from whom it takes its name. Like other creeds, such as the Apostles’ Creed, it is a profession of the Christian faith; but it is also a full-fledged theology lesson, which is why it is the longest of the standard Christian creeds.
Saint Athanasius spent his life combating the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ by denying that there are three Persons in one God. Thus, the Athanasian Creed is very much concerned with the doctrine of the Trinity. Traditionally, it has been recited in churches on Trinity Sunday.
Reading the Athanasian Creed privately or with your family is a good way to bring the celebration of Trinity Sunday home and to gain a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. Since it is too long to put here on this Trinity Sunday I encourage you really do something positive with your computer, ipad, iphone etc. Download and read this wonderful exposition of our faith. It will change the way you look at and understand the Trinity.
Don’t forget – Next Sunday we are having a parish party. We have so much to celebrate and do not often take the time to celebrate ourselves. We will begin at 5PM at Bishop McHugh School. Bring your favorite food and beverage and something to share. I’ll provide a DJ.
My thanks to those who have contributed to the House of Charity. To date we have raised just under $25,000. While a good start it is far from our parish goal of $80,000. Please keep praying and asking God to grant a parish more of a generous heart.
Summer thoughts: If you want to be a leader with a large following, just obey the speed limit on a winding, two-lane road. Or I find television very educational. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx (Try the Bible) God Bless.