A Spirit of Adoption (TrinityB-18)

The most defining part of Christianity is not Jesus in himself, but the most defining part of Christianity is the reality that Jesus reveals by being a part of the Trinity, One God in Three Persons. As baptized Christians, we are invited into the relationship of the Trinity in virtue of our adoption in baptism!

A Spirit of Adoption (TrinityB-18)

Jesus gives us our mission statement today,

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

For Trinity Sunday today, I would like to focus on the baptism. God revealed himself to the Jewish people that He is One, but Jesus reveals a more intimate and mysterious part of God that he is One God, One substance, but three persons. God is not a solitary, brooding individual, but an eternal communion of love in relationship. We are invited into that relationship through Jesus Christ in baptism and made adopted sons and daughters in the Sonship of Christ. We have received a spirit of adoption, not a spirit of feat. In this spirit of adoption, we can be confident of God’s eternal faithfulness, even though we might turn our back on him. May we live out the reality of our baptism and remember it every time we make the sign of the cross; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 5/27/18