Deacon's Corner: Where does the Holy Spirit fit in the Most Holy Trinity?
June 12, 2022, 12:00 PM
We can imagine what the Father and Jesus are as Persons, but the Holy Spirit is a bit more challenging. Jesus died so we might be raised to life in the Trinity. The Spirit comes as a divine gift and anointing, to guide us to all truth, to share the life of the Trinity, and to dwell in God as He dwells in us.
In the Gospel on Pentecost, Jesus says, “The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all I have said to you (Jn 14:26). In his Pentecost homily, Pope Francis said, “How does the Spirit give this new and full understanding to those who receive him? It is not about quantity, or an academic question. No … It is a question of quality, perspective, perception. The Spirit makes us see everything in a new way, with the eyes of Jesus. I would put it this way: in the great journey of life, the Spirit teaches us where to begin, what paths to take, and how to walk
The Spirit points out to us the starting point of the spiritual life … the Spirit teaches us what paths to take … The Spirit, at every crossroads in our lives, suggests to us the best path to follow ... he leads us to rejoice in the success of others … The Holy Spirit wants us to be together; … he teaches the Church how to walk … impelled to proclaim the Gospel. The Spirit … beckons us to walk his paths … the paths of witness, poverty and mission, and in this way, he sets us free from ourselves and sends us forth into the world. … Let us invoke him each day, so that he can remind us to make God’s gaze upon us our starting point, to make decisions by listening to his voice, and to journey together as Church, docile to him and open to the world. Amen.”
I encourage all to read the entire homily at omelia-pentecoste.html