11A – The Trinity

This topic explores the three persons of the Trinity as expressed in the Creed.

God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth

By naming God as Creator the Christian community is explaining the why of creation not the how.  God created to share the love and goodness with every creature but in particular the humans who are created in God’s image.  Creation is a profound witness to God’s love and wisdom.

St Francis is a hero of the Church who demonstrated strong reverence for life in his actions and prayers.

Jesus became human and dwelt among us

Jesus became human to show us how to live.  By following him we develop our human potential and become more God-like.  Jesus proclaims the reign of God and how we can follow his example in our care for others.

How humans care for each other includes how life is reverenced.  Many of the issues around how we reverence life are covered in the bishops statement a consistent ethic of life.

The sacrament of the sick has a long tradition within the Church and is a way Catholics reverence life.  It is a sacrament that may be received more than once.  This short video gives the background to who can receive the sacrament of the sick and when.

The Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life

The Holy Spirit is the presence of God in our world and is active in every time and place as well as in the heart of every person.

Other Christians also believe in the Holy Spirit. This is what the Catholic Church teaches as its belief.

Who is the Holy Spirit ? The different names given and images (wind, fire, water) to describe the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is alive in the World. Vatican II considered the relationship between the Church and the modern world. The Holy Spirit is key to understanding this relationship.

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