I believe in the Holy Spirit,
Lord and giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
receives the same worship and glory,
and who spoke by the prophets1.
To celebrate Pentecost is to give thanks and to actualize that Jesus sent his Spirit to the apostles (Acts 2:36), it is to confirm that Jesus is risen and has fulfilled the promise that God remains with us.
If the Holy Spirit is already among us, why do we say “Holy Spirit, come”?
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “I WILL DISCOVER YOU”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “LET ME HEAR YOU”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “I UNDERSTAND YOU”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “LET HIM HEED YOU”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “LET ME SEE YOU”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “HELP ME DISTINGUISH YOUR VOICE”;
when we say: “COME…”, we are saying: “I WILL SEEK YOU IN AND WITH my community, my co-workers, my friends and my life groups”;
When we say: “COME…”…
Because, Holy Spirit, we know that you are already here and that Pentecost is the feast to celebrate it, to actualize it, to thank you and to take up again the path of LISTENING, we say to you:
I believe, Spirit of God, that you exist and are.
I believe that you are Lord (with the Father and the Son) and you give us Life.
I believe there is no division among you and you are a model of community.
I believe that you spoke for the prophets, that you guided Jesus
and that you wish to do the same for each one of us.
I think you are still talking to us.
I believe that we need to listen to each other to seek your Word together.
And you, what do you believe when you say “Come, Holy Spirit”?
Happy Pentecost 2023!
1 Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed