17. I believe in the Holy Spirit
After maintain our faith in God Father and God Son-our Lord Jesus Christ- during the Creed, we confess our faith in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit- third member of the Holy Trinity- is God.
However, the Holy Spirit is for many the Great Unknow, despite the words of St. Paul: ”The Christian is temple of the Holy Spirit.” Since the beggining, with the Baptism, It is inside our soul in grace, sanctifying and adorning it with its gifts. If we don’t ruin it with a mortal sin, He inspire and attend us, guiding to Heaven. He is the Paraclete or Consoler, the “sweet guest of the soul.”
This is the greatest gift of Jesus Christ after his departure to heaven, as he promised to his apostles during the Last Supper: “It is for your own good that I am going, because unless I go, the Paraclete (the Holy Spirit) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” (John 16,7). Indeed, on Whitsun day, they receive the Holy Spirit.
While studying this issue we must pray to the Holy Spirit for a better understanding of his misterious action in the Church and in our soul.