ACT-NSW October 2018 Newsletter

In this Newsletter you will find reports on the following:

  • Fatima 2018: International Gathering of Teams of Our Lady
  • Reflections on the Fatima 2018 Gathering and Formation: Sarah and Mark Stoove
  • We are one … and … we are many: Faye and Kevin Noonan
  • Directions for the International Teams Movement after Fatima 2018
  • What is happening in your Region? Important dates to note in the next 6 months
  • Introducing the Queanbeyan Team
  • Increasing Team Membership Locally and Across Oceania

ACT-NSW Regional Newsletter October 2018a

Trinity Sunday Year B  27 May 2018

On one level, the Liturgy reminds us of the great revelation that we have pondered and acknowledged, week by week, since Christmas. Today we celebrate our new understanding of the nature of God, hidden from people from the beginning, but revealed in, and by, the person of Jesus of Nazareth.  So, we do affirm the Triune nature of our God exhibiting, in our human words, characteristics associated with Fatherhood, Sonship, and Spirit.

Ultimately it is about relationship.

Our human experience understands the gift of life brought by husband, received and nurtured by wife and their mutual Love gifts the family, community, and world with a new person. We can try to understand the Triune God in a similar way.

On another level, can we consider the Trinity to be a model for how we change the world? Could we all approach our task to make disciples (whatever that means) by bringing gifts to the table, not threats or demands? By creating that climate, we may see a response in love, not in fear? Then the result may be a completely new concept approved and embraced by all.

Human relationships, at the moment, are often tainted by threats, fears, jealously and a desire to have things my way. Thus, ends a proposed summit or tax cut or negotiations on a house loan.

All see the numerous break downs in relationships. We often make judgements as to why. Perhaps a revisit of the Trinity Model may encourage us to make a new start. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea. There were difficulties in the beginning, but the revealed Truth is still being proclaimed. Our God is relational and is love!

We are called to reflect that Truth.

Mons Frank