“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” 2 Cor. 13:13

This should be a very familiar prayer, it is frequently spoken by the Priest to the people of the church at the start of Mass. It comes to us from St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. Our identity as Christians starts with an understanding of our God as a Trinity, even though the word Trinity does not appear anywhere in the Bible. It is easy to see the nature of God revealed as a Trinity within this passage from St. Paul.  For another examples of the Holy Trinity see 1 Peter 1:2, and John 15:26.

These words were inspired by the Holy Spirit for both St. Paul to use 2000 years ago, and for our Priests to use today.

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