263 The mission of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of the Son Un 14:26) and by the Son ‘from the Father’ Un 15:26), reveals that, with them, the Spirit is one and the same God. ‘With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glor~fied’ (Nicene Creed).

264 ‘The Holy Spirit proceedsfrom the Father as thefirst principle and, by the eternal g~fl of this to the Son,from the communion of both the Father and the Son’ (St Augustine, De Trin. i~, 26, 47: PL 42, 1095).

265 By the grace of Baptism ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’, we are called to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity, here on earth in the obscurity offaith, and after death in eternal light (cf. Paul VI, CPG §9).

266 ‘Now this is the Catho licfaith: We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity, without either confusing the persons or dividing the substance;for the person of the Father is one, the Son’s is another, the Holy Spirit’s another; but the Godhead of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty coeternal’ (Athanasian Creed: DS 75; ND 16).

267 Inseparable in what they are, the divine persons are also inseparable in what they do. But within the single divine operation each shows forth what is proper to him in the Trinity, especially in the divine missions of the Son’s Incarnation and the g~ft of the Holy Spirit.

Paragraph 3. The Almighty

Of all the divine attributes, only God’s omnipotence is named ~n the Creed: to confess this power has great bearing on our lives. 222 We believe that his might is universal, for God who created everying also rules everything and can do everything. God’s power is kving, for he is our Father, and mysterious, for only faith can dis-. ï it when it ‘is made perfect in weakness’.’°3 Le does whatever he pleases”°4

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