The Trinity and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

I started reading a book called “The Gift of the Holy Spirit” by Fr. Tadros Malaty. It is a true eye opener to the precious gift “The Holy Spirit” that dwells within us.

Here is an excerpt of what I just learned…

God is not just an idea we believe in, but He is the eternal Love. This is neither something alien nor added to Him, for He Himself is Love (see 1 John 4:8).

If we’re going to talk about the Holy Spirit, we must talk about the Holy Trinity. Despite Them having different roles, they have one divine work.

Without going into theological discussions, Love is eternally acting within the Holy Trinity and is revealed to us through the Providence of the Father, the Grace of the Son and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. ONE DIVINE WORK.

In the Trinity nothing can be said to be greater or lesser, nor can there be any separate action; the gift of the Spirit is revealed through the Son and works through the Father.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three in person and operation but They are one in essence. Thus, by the unceasing work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in us and which is carried out through successive stages, we are able to behold the holy and blessed life of the saints.

— Origen

The gifts which the Spirit gives to each of us are granted from the Father through Jesus Christ. For all things that are of the Father are also of the Son; therefore those things which are given from the Son in the Spirit are gifts of the Father.

And when the Spirit is in us, the Word also -who gives the Spirit- is in us, and in the Word is the Father. So it is said: “We will come (I and the Father) and make our home with him” (John 14:23).

This is exactly what St. Paul says: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:13).

May the gift of the Holy Spirit dwell in us through the One Divine Work of the Trinity

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