It has been the constant belief of the Church that God is Triune, a plurality of Persons. God is one and God is three.
In today’s gospel (Mk 10:1-12), Jesus answers a pointed question from the Pharisees regarding the permanency of marriage and the possibility of divorce. The answer he gives was as countercultural then as it is now.
It’s a convenient, easy, worldly and “New-Agie” thing to do—making God “easy to get along with” or viewing him in a “nice” unchallenging way. But it’s not a virtuous or spiritually intelligent thing to do. It’s not a wise thing to do. Nor is it a loving thing to do. Worse yet, it can lead to the sin of scandal.
“Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey” (CCC 1776). What is the human conscience, how is it formed, and what does it mean to follow it?
The Mystical Vine, the Catholic Church is animated by a novel vital principle, which is its Soul, the Holy Spirit, who is the Grace that animates all the members of the Body of Christ.
The celebration of Pentecost reminds us that right now, here in the present, the Spirit actively and constantly seeks human hearts that thirst for divine love and a new way of life.
Have you ever caught yourself questioning what you are meant to do in your life? What career is best, who you will marry, where you’re going to live? Being human, we have a tendency to question everything since we always will have a questioning nature. It’s the reason so many question the existence of God: we need to know the answers.
We could choose to focus on the pain of rejection, but I choose to rejoice because I have been found worthy to be rejected for love of Jesus Christ. This was not the first time I was rejected because of my faith and it will not be the last.