The Finger of God

by | Jul 17, 2023 | Church, Prayer, Teachings

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  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. 

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Edmund Adamus

Edmund and his wife Catherine have been married for almost 18 years and have been blessed with 3 children; Patrick (who awaits them in Heaven), Paul and Beatrice. After 13 years of ministry in the Salford diocese and gaining a Master's in moral theology, he served the Archdiocese of Westminster from 2003-16 as Director for Pastoral Affairs/Marriage & Family Life. He successfully established the Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Matrimony in Westminster cathedral as well as the Annual Theology of the Body Lecture series hosting world renowned scholars such as Michael Waldstein, Janet Smith and Christopher West. Christian Meert was also among those speakers. All his work both past and present has been through the prism of the truths of Humanae vitae. Since 2019 he has been Education Consultant to the relationships and sexuality formation project 'A Fertile Heart: Receiving & Giving Creative Love'. As freelance consultant he works as Secretary to the Commission of Inquiry into Discrimination Against Christians in the UK and has just been appointed Executive Director for the UK branch of the International Voluntary Solidarity Fund

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