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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity. He is distinct from the Father and the Son but one in being, coequal, and coeternal with them because, like them, He is God in the fullest sense. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit during His homily at the Last Supper, calling Him the “Paraclete” (Advocate) and “the Spirit of Truth” (Jn 14:16-16). The Holy Spirit’s mission is to fill and indwell every baptized member of the Body of Christ, who is in a state of grace. He is present not only through the gifts of grace, which He dispenses but by His uncreated divine nature. His indwelling is a manifestation of the love of God the Father and the love of God the Son that is appropriate to the Holy Spirit. He has the power to bind the people of God in the unity of faith through “life in the Spirit,” making it possible for Christ to be present in the lives of the faithful of His Body, the Church.
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