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            Today, on Trinity Sunday, let’s go back a couple of months—back to the Day of Resurrection. In the section of scripture immediately preceding today’s gospel, we have Matthew’s account of the resurrection. An angel greets Mary Magdalene and the other Mary. First, the angel says “Do not be afraid.” Then the angel says, “I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you.’” The women run back to tell the eleven disciples what the angel has said.

A few verses later, we get today’s gospel. Now I invite you to look at your bulletin and look at the version I just read to you, while I read it in a different translation. This is one of the literal translations of the Greek.

Yet the eleven disciples went into Galilee to the mountain which Jesus appointed to them, and having seen [him] they worshiped [him], yet they doubted. And having approached, Jesus spoke to them while saying, “All authority in heaven and on [the] earth was given to me. Therefore, having gone, disciple all the nations, while baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit, while teaching them to attend to all that I commanded to you; and behold I am with you all the days even to the completion of the age.[1]

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