Daily Gospel Reflection for May 31, 2015



Catholic Mom Daily Gospel Reflections Logo with gold outlineToday’s Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we read the powerful conclusion of the Gospel according to Matthew. We find ourselves high atop a mountain in Galilee with the eleven disciples. Perhaps we can relate to the fact that “they saw him, they worshipped, but they doubted.”

Having so recently celebrated Easter and with its season still warm in our hearts, how quickly we too might forget the certainty with which we proclaimed, “Alleluia,” in worship on Easter Sunday. We have seen him in the Eucharist, we have worshipped, and yet too often we doubt.

At the conclusion of this passage, the disciples are commissioned, sent forth to baptize all nations in the name of the Trinity. Jesus assures his loved ones of his eternal presence with them. We share in the knowledge as he says to us, “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

By nature of our own baptism as priest, prophet, and king and sure in the certainty of God’s eternal presence in our lives, we too are sent forth to the ends of the earth to win souls for heaven. For many of us, our “commission” plays out in the confines of our homes, our places of employment, and our communities. But our being sent, our commissioning, is at the heart of our lives as Christians.

Let’s get going!


How do you consider yourself to be commissioned by Christ? How do you live out this commission?


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

We thank our friends at The Word Among Us for providing our gospel reflection team with copies of Abide In My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips. To pray the daily gospels with this wonderful resource, visit The Word Among Us.

Copyright 2015 Lisa Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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