God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Praised be Jesus Christ!
The Gospel today gives us an understanding of the depth of God the Father’s love for us.
God the Father loves us so much that He created. God did not need to create us, but He did so out of a free act of love. He knows us and loves us individually.
Because He loves us, He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Holy Trinity, to redeem us from our sins and open the gates of Heaven for us. After God the Father sent God the Son to save us, He then sent God the Holy Spirit to dwell among us to guide us and to illuminate our minds to receive the teachings of the Gospel and of the Church.
And so, the Solemnity that we celebrate today is a feast of great love. For within the Holy Trinity is a tremendous gift of love, and that love is poured out onto all of us. Today, let us remember our call to participate in the love of the Holy Trinity and to share that love with a world desperately in need of unity.
As always, know of my prayers before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Yesterday, it was my joy to ordain Father Alex Brown to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide more young men to follow God’s call to the Priesthood.