In Sacred Scripture, the symbol of the Holy Spirit is the “finger of God’s right hand.” I love this symbol! Because of the way sacred art has symbolized its illustration with such beauty.
Think of the famous depiction of the creation of Adam by God the Father on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Think of the Calling of Matthew by Caravaggio. Jesus points to Matthew with the index finger of his right hand to indicate the Spirit calling him forth to a new life and mission. In like manner, by virtue of the grace of our baptism and confirmation it is the same Holy Spirit upon whom we must depend. We must place our total reliance on that “finger of God’s right hand” to overcome all that makes us feel afraid and vulnerable.
It was with such thoughts in my mind and heart that I watched this 2 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuKJZrsRV6w in breathless disbelief but a sense of awesome wonder. You will see why this is pertinent to this blog once you have watched it until the end. I was touched by how the clip concludes with the words of love from a father to a son. Truly an incarnational moment because where there is love, God is present through His Spirit.