Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life
Following a Trinitarian structure, the Creed moves from the Father, to the Son, to the Holy Spirit, the Spiritus Sanctus, “the holy breath.” The Spirit is not a “what” but a “who”—the same God of Israel we adore and glorify—and he is Zoopoeion (giver of life), who has spoken through the prophets. From the very beginning of Jesus’ earthly life, this life-giving power of the God of Israel filled him with fire and wisdom. And this same Spirit Jesus now gives generously to his People.
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