Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Apostles Creed - Part 3

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.

Your eternal Father has a special sort of Son – an eternal Son. Your eternal Father and his eternal Son live together for all eternity in perfect, infinite love. The perfect infinite, eternal, love between them is called the Holy Spirit. Your heavenly Father, his eternal Son, and the Holy Spirit are all one God somehow. We call this one God “the Holy Trinity.” God the Holy Trinity made you in order to adopt you. The Holy Trinity wants you to take part in its awesome life. Therefore, your heavenly Father has not abandoned you to your wounds, but has sent his eternal Son into the world to come and bring you back to your Father. The Son came to give you the Holy Spirit so that you can take part in the perfect, infinite, eternal love between your heavenly Father and His eternal Son. About two thousand years ago, in the land of Israel, the eternal Son was conceived in the womb of Mary of Nazareth while she was still a virgin. The Holy Spirit worked this conception in her womb. Nine months later, the eternal Son was born of the virgin Mary in the town of Bethlehem as a human being with a human face and a human name – Jesus. Jesus grew up as a carpenter in the town of Nazareth, a Jew among Jews. Jesus of Nazareth is the eternal Son. He is looking for you. He sees you, he knows you through and through, and he loves you. He reveals his love to you in a special way....

God bless you all,

Fr. Isaac Mary Spinharney, CFR
St. Joseph Friary
Harlem, NY