God values time with us and wants to hear what we have to say. Because of this, God gives us advice on how to pray—not because God is picky about how we talk to him, but so that we can feel confident and comfortable approaching him.
Hospitality is a common theme in the Scriptures. Sunday the first reading and Gospel are stories about welcoming God’s presence with hospitality and how it enriches our lives.
The Commandments that God gives us are simple—they are never complicated. The readings today show us just how easy they are to understand, even if people would try to make them trickier than they are. Ultimately, they come down to one thing—love. If all of our decisions are rooted in love, we can’t go wrong.
There are two celebrations during the Liturgical Year when the Church pauses in particular to focus on the Eucharist: Holy Thursday and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The readings at both of these liturgies focus on service. This is no accident—there is an absolute connection between what we receive and what we live.
God is the original family. The Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit are a community of love from and through whom all creation flows. Trinity Sunday’s readings break open the relationship that God offers us and sustains in us.