May 27, 2015
The songs of Irving Berlin have woven their way into the fabric of American life. They’re a national treasure. Occasionally, the lyrics can raise our minds heavenward. Take for example, the song, “I’ll be loving you, always.”
In St. Matthew’s gospel for Trinity Sunday, Jesus speaks his final words to the disciples: “I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.” In other words, ‘I’ll stay with you always . . . ‘I’ll be loving you, always, for I-AM-LOVE.’
The Plan of Salvation
With the feast of Pentecost, the Easter season has officially come to a close. Pentecost leads directly to the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, the central mystery of Christendom. From now until next Advent season, the Church settles in to Ordinary Time, the extended time when the Church basks in the love of the Blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Spirit. The plan of salvation acts dynamically and continues in creation, in current events, in the mission of the Church, and in every individual.