Creed 31: We believe in the Holy Spirit
A glance at the liturgical calendar could help us to understand better the centrality of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The feast of Pentecost celebrates the day, 50 days after the resurrection, when the Church received the Spirit (Acts 2). In that respect, we are living in the time of the Spirit, who continues to inspire the Church, the men and women of our time. The Holy Spirit ‘dwells’ in us and guides us. This does not mean of course that there are three Gods, or chronologically that the Father sent the Son and the Son the Spirit. More profoundly, the Holy Spirit is given to us so that we may not be left ‘orphans’. The time of the Spirit in which we live means that God does not leave us alone. It even transcends our confessions. In the world, the Spirit, by his gifts, inspires people to good and to speak as prophets, “moved by the Holy Spirit” (2Pet 1:21). Therefore, it is the Spirit who helps us to work for peace and to work for the Kingdom of God, which is “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17).