Cardinal’s Comment: Give friendship a hand
Last week Christians celebrated Pentecost Sunday, a strange title to indicate that 50 days have passed since the resurrection of Christ was celebrated at Easter.
This is the traditional feast to acknowledge the reality of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinitarian God: Father, Son and Spirit.
Jesus is the Son of God and the Holy Spirit is God with us, a spiritual presence in our hearts wherever there is faith and love, now that Jesus has left us.
When Christians are true to their ideals they become better people and this goodness is taken into society.
To emphasise this the New Testament letter of St James tell us that “just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead” (Js 2:26). We know that faith should bear fruit in good works.
+ George Cardinal Pell
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