The Father revealed by the Holy Spirit

Dear children, Today I call you to open your heart to the Holy Spirit and to permit Him to transform you. My children, God is the immeasurable good and therefore, as a mother, I implore you to pray, pray, pray, fast and hope that it is possible to attain that good, because love is born of that good. The Holy Spirit will reinforce that good in you and you will be able to call God your Father. Through this exalted love, you will sincerely come to love all people and, through God, consider them brothers and sisters. Thank you. November 2, 2007

• It is interesting to consider this latest message from Our Lady (given to Mirjana) in the light of the teaching expounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (The Profession of Faith – The Father and Son revealed by the Holy Spirit. 243-245), and also alongside thoughts set out by the great Marian Saint, Maximilian Kolbe.

243. Before his Passover, Jesus announced the sending of ‘another Paraclete (Advocate), the Holy Spirit. At work since creation, having previously ‘spoken through the prophets, the Spirit will now be with and in the disciples to teach them and guide them ‘into all truth’. The Holy Spirit is thus revealed as another divine person with Jesus and the Father.

244. The eternal origin of the Holy Spirit is revealed in his mission in time. The Spirit is sent to the apostles and to the Church both by the Father and the Son, and by the Son in person, once he had returned to the Father. The sending of the person of the Spirit after Jesus’ glorification reveal in fullness the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

255. The apostolic faith concerning the Spirit was confessed by the second ecumenical council at Constantinople (381): ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.’ By this confession, the Church recognizes the Father as ‘the source and origin of the whole divinity’…

The path of grace bring us to call God, our Father

• St Maximilian Kolbe, says that all grace ultimately comes to us from God the Father, through the merits of Jesus Christ, his Son, and is distributed by the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit, in distributing all grace, works in and through Mary — not because he has to do so, but precisely because in his plan of salvation, God wills to do so. And God wills to do so for a reason: Jesus, the source of all grace, came through Mary via the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore it is fitting that all grace continue to come through Mary by the work of the Holy Spirit.

Further, Kolbe says the path by which God’s grace comes to us — from the Father, through the Son and by the Holy Spirit — is inversed upon our return to God. The return to God on our part, which is our loving response to his love and grace, goes from the Holy Spirit (who operates through Mary), through the Son and back to the Father.
source: Catholic Culture

When the Advocate comes, whom I shall send to your from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness. John 15 : 26


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