May 9, 2019
by Mark Latta
Creighton University's School of Dentistry
click here for photo and information about the writer

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter
Lectionary: 276

Acts 8:26-40
Psalms 66:8-9, 16-17, 20
John 6:44-51

Daily Easter Prayer

Celebrating Easter Home

Prayers by and for Mothers

Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer

Finding Hope in the Easter Season

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Even as a life-long Catholic I still can struggle with understanding the miracle of the Holy Trinity. Today’s Gospel makes it clear that as we engage Jesus in our lives and follow the movements of the Holy Spirit in our hearts the call is coming from the Father. God the Father is always drawing us into the divine life of the Holy Trinity through the people we meet, the successes we have the challenges and even failures we experience. Through our joys and trials we learn equally about the lessons that our Lord has for us.

Since the Father is drawing us through all we experience we should endeavor not to be downcast by our own difficulties or those that we see in our tumultuous world. In fact, we must realize that these experiences are one way the Lord draws us from our own preoccupations (even our disordered attachments) in order to be present and compassionate to serve others. Indeed, being drawn to Jesus (by the Father) is in part to be motivated by Jesus’s example of his pouring out for others in love. Our prayers are not rooted in our own initiative but are a response to the call of God who is drawing us to the Holy Trinity. He draws us to what is true, loving, and life-affirming.

We should  continue to seek to understand the beauty of the Holy Trinity but knowing in faith the origin of the call is from our Creator.


Click on the link below to send an e-mail response
to the writer of this reflection.

Sharing this reflection with others by Email, on Facebook or Twitter:

Email this pageFacebookTwitter

Print Friendly

See all the Resources we offer on our Online Ministries Home Page

Daily Reflection Home

Collaborative Ministry Office Guestbook