Crumbs
August 14, 2020
192. Week of Trinity Sunday - Tuesday
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
          In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said: Let there be light!   Genesis 1:1-3
          These are the very first words in the Bible, the revealed Word of God. They treat of the very first things that happened. And these words contain the very first revelation of the Holy Trinity.- "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." This is the Father. "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters," upon the dark watery, and still unformed mass of the earth: This is the Holy Spirit. "And God said." This is the Son. This is not a mere speaking of God, but a Speaker distinct from the Father, the Son. This is not a mere word of God, but the essential, personal Word, the Son. He spoke. Does this seem to you a forced interpretation of Scripture thrusting as it were, a foreign sense into it? Take the first words of the Gospel of St. John: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him." (John 1:1-3). Do you see? The Word by which in the beginning all things were made, is not merely a word of the almighty God, but it was in the beginning and was with God, and was God. This Word that was God was with God. Do you see here two persons in God? And you have already seen the third Person. Who was this personal Word that was God? John writes: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only-begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14). This Word which was in the beginning, and was with God, and was God, through whom all things were made, is the Son, the only-begotten Son of the Father, who in the fullness of time became man and our Saviour. He is called the "Word," because God in Him reveals Himself outwardly, toward us, just as through Him He also created the world.- O yes, Scripture, from the beginning and everywhere, teaches the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Just open your eyes and see.
          PRAYER: - Almighty, eternal God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I thank You from my inmost heart that through Jesus Christ You have, as a loving Father, revealed Your being and Your will. Bestow Your grace upon me, I beseech You, that with all Christendom I may know, honour, and praise You as my Creator, Redeemer, and Saviour: who lives and reigns from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 14, 2020