And I will ask the Father and he will give you another helper to be with you forever. John 14:16
Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit whom he calls the Paraclete. The Spirit helps the believers and inspires their prayers so that it may be heard. The Spirit enables us to understand and interpret Jesus’ words throughout all time. The Holy Spirit whom the Father sent in Jesus’ name teaches us all things and he reminds us all that Jesus had told us. The Spirit proceeds as much from the Father as from the Son, being with them only one God. He is the helper from the Father and is the Spirit of truth.
In making us children of his Father, Jesus enables us to discover the intimate mystery of God. In God, there is communion among the three persons : The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. ” The Spirit ” is not a poetic figure : It is someone who dwells among us in the present world. He is our strength, power and answer in life.
Starting from the day of Pentecost, the Spirit began to act in the church, thus showing that he was the Spirit of Christ. The Spirit worked in the first disciples of Jesus giving them Joy, peace and mutual love, as well as inner certainty that Jesus had risen and was among them.
Throughout history, the Spirit guides missionaries; he gives them the power to perform miracles; he gives to believers the knowledge of God, new capacities for working, healing, serving and shaking up a sinful world and through them to transform the world.
The power of Holy Spirit is as strong as our willingness to act.