The children's address, Bryon asked if they had a bike, showed them some 3 in 1 oil to demonstrate God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
, the Trinity.
Principle Four: God the Holy Spirit
actively energizes compassion for the poor and wealth creation for community flourishing.
They are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
How can human words and concepts witness to the reality of the almighty God: "of God the Father who is ceaselessly at work in all creation and in the hearts and minds of all human beings whether they acknowledge him or not, graciously guiding history towards its true end; of God the Son who has become part of this created history in the incarnation; and of God the Holy Spirit
who is given as a foretaste of the end to empower and teach the Church and to convict the world of sin and righteousness and judgment.
Living Faith left me deeply under the impression that our entire Christian journey depends on the presence and work of God the Holy Spirit
But, in reality, it is God the Holy Spirit
who convicts us of our deep need of redemption and renewal.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church Whit Monday (or Pentacost Monday) is known as "Monday of the Holy Spirit" or "Day of the Holy Spirit" and is the first day of the afterfeast of Pentecost, being dedicated specifically to the honor of God the Holy Spirit
and particularly to the historical event of his descent on the holy apostles on Pentecost.
Below this are the three persons of the Christian Trinity - God the Father, with the triple crown of Authority; God the Son, the figure of Love; and God the Holy Spirit
with the dove of Inspiration.
According to tradition, the baptism marked the only occasion when all three persons of the Holy Trinity manifested their physical presence simultaneously to humanity: God the Father by speaking through the clouds, God the Son being baptised in the river, and God the Holy Spirit
in the shape of a dove overflying the scene.
He expressed the hope that "as we seek to meet Jesus Christ in each other we hope that the wounds that are still open will in some sense also be open to receive the work of God the Holy Spirit
in our work.
Sadly, our bishops truly fear the living presence of God the Holy Spirit
in the church speaking through the faithful and our lived experiences.