The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Today we celebrate the Trinity, the understanding that God is one in three persons. We also celebrate Father's Day. Both remind us of relationships, our needs of them and their importance in our lives. I drove across Arizona from Window Rock this morning with several other travelers. We have been attending Convocation in Navajoland. We heard and saw, the importance of relationships among the people and the church. We were reminded that we are from the mud house, we were are created out of the same substance and are all relatives.
Jesus in his departure from his disciples reminds them that they are embedded with God, in a personal relationship with the Divine. All of the attributes and strengths of the Holy One are imprinted on us. We are never alone or abandoned. We are surrounded by the living presence of Christ. We are given all we need for the journey, both in substance and in partners in our work and mission.
Today I ask God to help me trust fully in the strength, love and spirit of the Divine within me. May I be grateful every moment for the companions and skills we have been given. And may we rejoice that we are people of the mud, born into a family of love, and touched by the gifts of God in all we do.
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and