Notices

‘I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT’

“You know him because he abides with you, and he will be in you” (John 14:17). “You know him because he abides with you...” is an invitation to recognise the Spirit of God not as something vague, but with the certainty of relating to a personal God: one who “dwells” (Rom 8:11), who “with our spirit bears witness that we are children of God” (Rom 8:16), who makes us cry out, “Father!” (Rom 8:15), who “intercedes” for us (Rom 8:26), who “has been sent into our hearts” (Gal 4:6). Saint Cyril of Alexandria wrote: “.... He Himself, who is God and proceeds from God, imprints Himself in the hearts that receive Him as the seal on wax.” Excerpts taken from an article written by Miguel Ángel Fiorito, SJ; José Luis Lazzarini, SJ published in La Civilta Cattolica on 17 August 2020 “No one can say, ‘Jesus is the Lord!’ except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor 12:3)