Just as it is told in the Bible itself, the Holy Spirit is the power of God. In other words, it is the force that guides God’s action.
In the Bible, the word spirit appears in two forms: in Hebrew the term ruáj is used and in Greek the word pneuma. Both terms are used to express the will and power of God.
The Holy Spirit is invisible to human beings
Just as the wind is an invisible and intangible force capable of moving things, the Holy Spirit is also equally invisible, but its effects are evident. In the Bible, the concept of the Holy Spirit is metaphorically compared to the hands of the Creator Himself. In this sense, with his hands God created the universe , produced the Bible and favored miracles.
The Holy Spirit should not be understood as a person , but as the breath of God that allows the existence of good things in the human heart. In this way, faith in the existence of God, hope and knowledge are realities promoted by God through the Holy Spirit.
The perspective of the Catholic Church
In the doctrine of the Catholic Church it is stated that God is incomprehensible to human beings from a strictly rational viewpoint. However, thanks to the intervention of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of men, it is possible for man to know God and follow his teachings. It can be said that the Holy Spirit acts as a light that illuminates the senses and intellect of individuals. Your strength acts as a guide that sets the course of good deeds and the true path to take.
The spiritual dimension of Catholics is mainly based on the action of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, the ideals of peace, love, understanding and joy do not arise spontaneously or as a consequence of an independent soul in man, but as a result of the power of God’s spirit.
In Catholicism it is said that God is the trinity . Thus, although there is only one God, there are three distinct natures: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This means that the same God is presented to men in three different ways.
This conception of God was not shared by all Christians, in fact, in Arianism it was said that Jesus was not God (Arianism was opposed to the trinity and therefore it was considered a heretical current by the first Council of Nicea in the year 325 d . Ç). Although the role of Jesus Christ is contested by some Christian currents, they all have the notion that the Holy Spirit occupies a central place.