We Worship and We Doubt – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20

“So what if we left here today not just remembering the words of Jesus’ promise, but opening ourselves to the experience of that promise? How might that experience change your life? What would you dare, dream, or imagine? What strength, hope, or consolation might come with that experience? What might God do that would cause you, in wonder and awe, to doubt?

Regardless of who you are, what you may have done or left undone, what has happened in your life, where you go, or what you encounter, the promise holds. The presence is real. And it’s not a promise to be realized in the future. It’s a promise that has already been and continues to be fulfilled. “I am with you always.” Fr. Mike

Interrupting the Silence

Trinity Sunday, Year A: Matthew 28:16-20

Trinity Sunday, Holy Trinity, Sermon, Shield of the Trinity, Matthew 28:16-20Shield of the Trinity (image source)

“They worshipped him; but some doubted” (Matthew 28:17). That’s not a bad place to begin a sermon on Trinity Sunday. That little phrase from today’s gospel (Matthew 28:16-20) seems to me an authentic and accurate description of what often happens when we approach this God whom the Church tells us is one God in Three Persons. Worship and doubt stand side by side.

Today’s gospel is a continuation of the Easter story. Two women go to the tomb. It’s empty. “He is not here,” the angel tells them. “He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” The women “left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.” On the way they met Jesus and he said to them, “Do not be afraid; go…

View original post 1,339 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s