The Lord!

2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into His likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Part of the Spirit’s mystery is that He is within us, operating in a hidden way so that we will see, not Him, but the Father and the Son.  Because He is the ultimate Servant, it is easy to think of Him as somehow inferior to the Father and the Son, like an angel or something.  But the Creed calls the Spirit, “the Lord.”  That is, He is God Almighty, creator of all.  It is easy to forget but essential to remember.  When we pray in the Spirit, we are praying with the power of God Himself.  Today, pray in the Spirit and worship Him, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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