***1st Reading***

 Prov 8:22–31

Yahweh created me first, at the beginning of his works. He formed me from of old, from eternity, even before the earth.

The abyss did not exist when I was born,  the springs of the sea had not gushed forth, the mountains were still not set in their place nor the hills, when I was born before he made the earth or countryside, or the first grains of the world’s dust.

 I was there when he made the skies and drew the earth’s compass on the abyss, when he formed the clouds above and when the springs of the ocean emerged; when he made the sea with its limits, that it might not overflow.

When he laid the foundations of the earth, I was close beside him, the designer of his works,  and I was his daily delight, forever playing in his presence, playing throughout the world and delighting to be with humans.


***2nd Reading ***

 Rom 5:1–5

 By faith we have received true righteousness, and we are at peace with God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through him we obtain this favor in which we remain and we even boast to expect the Glory of God.

 Not only that,  we also boast even in trials, knowing that trials produce patience, from patience comes merit, merit is the source of hope, and hope does not disappoint us,   because the Holy Spirit has been given to us,pouring into our hearts the love of God.


**** Gospel ****

Jn 16:12–15

  “I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now.      When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into the whole truth.

For he will not speak of his own authority, but will speak what he hears, and he will tell you about the things which are to come. He will take what is mine and make it known to you; in doing this, he will glorify me. All that the Father has is mine; for this reason, I told you that the spirit will take what is mine, and make it known to you.


Reflection gospel:

READ: For Catholics and other religious persuasions, the belief in the Holy Trinity is non-negotiable. The word Trinity is a simple theological term which captures the mystery of God. we all believe in one God, but in God, we also believe there are three divine persons, namely, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are all divine and united as one community.

REFLECT: The belief in the Holy Trinity gives us the model for forming ecclesial communities, religious congregations and the Church as a whole. We recognize the existence of the Trinity every time we make the sign of the cross, recite the Glory, Apostle’s Creed and many other prayers.

PRAY: Lord, Triune God, help me to live your mystery. I can best be a Christian if I believe in you. My Catholic faith falls apart once I deny your existence. The Bible too becomes meaningless, if I do not appreciate your mystery.

ACT: Show that you really believe in the Holy Trinity by properly making the sign of the cross and reciting the prayers taught by the Church. Show also your believe by being in communion with the parish where you belong. You cannot live your faith alone.