Bible Diary English

June 12, 2022

First Reading: Pro 8:22-31
Psalm: Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!
Second Reading:
  Rom 5:1-5
  Jn 16:12-15 


Prv 8: 22-31/ Ps 8: 4-5. 6-7. 8-9 (2a)/ Rom 5: 1-5/ Jn 16: 12-15

1st Reading: Pro 8:22-31
Yahweh created me first, at the beginning of his works. He formed me from of old, from eternity, even before the earth. The abyss did not exist when I was born, the springs of the sea had not gushed forth, the mountains were still not set in their place nor the hills, when I was born before he made the earth or countryside, or the first grains of the world’s dust.
I was there when he made the skies and drew the earth’s compass on the abyss, when he formed the clouds above and when the springs of the ocean emerged; when he made the sea with its limits, that it might not overflow. When he laid the foundations of the earth, I was close beside him, the designer of his works, and I was his daily delight, forever playing in his presence, playing throughout the world and delighting to be with humans.

Responsorial Psalm; Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!

2nd Reading: Rom 5:1-5
By faith, we have received true righteousness, and we are at peace with God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through him, we obtain this favor, in which we remain, and we even boast to expect the glory of God.
Not only that, we also boast even in trials, knowing that trials produce patience, from patience comes merit; merit is the source of hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because the Holy Spirit has been given to us, pouring into our hearts the love of God.

Gospel: Jn 16:12-15
I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When he, the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into the whole truth.
For he will not speak of his own authority, but will speak what he hears, and he will tell you about the things which are to come. He will take what is mine and make it known to you; in doing this, he will glorify me. All that the Father has is mine; for this reason, I told you that the Spirit will take what is mine, and make it known to you.







THE Mystery
The Wisdom is the Firstborn of all creation. We are at peace with the Father, thanks to the Son and the Spirit. Jesus gives us a glimpse into the Trinitarian Mystery.
Perhaps the Trinity is so profound a mystery that it unfolds every day before our eyes in such simplicity and elegance that we miss it, sadly. Here is a little poem “Three in One” by André Quintelier from his book "Listening... and now & then a word.”

when I was still a child
people told me about you
as three in one.
This mystery remained a puzzle 
for me.

Today I met three young kids
with one pushcart.
One kept an eye on the cart
one found valuable things in the garbage
and one begged for food
at the Burger King stall.
Somebody left half of her portion over
and the three of the one pushcart
shared the noodles.

Is this the solution of the puzzle? 

“Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, make my heart your home.”
Mark yourself, slowly and reflectively, with the Sign of the Cross.