Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another. Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
The second reading at Mass on Sunday, Trinity Sunday, draws from St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, sharing again his greeting and trinitarian blessing.
The words are familiar in ecumenical circles, in this translation as ‘the Grace’, and are used in a slightly different translation as one of the forms of greeting at Mass during the Introductory Rites.
It is a beautiful and simple prayer that lends itself to comfortable use in many settings, public and private.
- How and when do you pray for others?
Trinity. Cathedral of the Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia. (c) 2015, Allen Morris