Living Authentic Faith
The Charismatic Renewal Deepens our Faith
in the Divine Persons
The charismatic renewal respects and encourages the doctrines, laws, sacraments and gifts of the institutional / hierarchical dimension of the Catholic Church. As charismatics we are faithful to the magisterium of the Catholic Church. [Since sin can influence all of us, we may find some unwise charismatics who are not faithful to some norms of the magisterium.] The charismatic renewal of the Holy Spirit helps people to appreciate and embrace the charismatic dimension of the Church founded by Jesus.
We embrace all that our loving Father provides by an authentic faith in
the Person of Jesus and in the Person of the Holy Spirit. By an
authentic faith in the Divine Persons, we put ourselves completely into
Their hands, totally at Their disposal, fully surrendered to Their
leadings. Such is the primary scriptural meaning of faith.
"The righteous shall live by his faith" (Habakkuk 2:4).
"It is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live"
(Romans 1:17). In our righteousness, our justice, our respect for
the rights of our sovereign God, we with authentic faith surrender
ourselves completely to the Three Persons. And Pope John Paul II
says the Church calls all people to this authentic faith.
But you say,
"I only pray to Jesus!" God says,
"What does the
Lord require of you but to walk humbly with your God?"
(Micah 6:8). If we indeed let God be our God, we are implicitly available
to the Three Persons in God. And Jews and Moslems seek to walk humbly
with their God. But as disciples of Jesus we surrender to Him and
to His Self-revelation of who He is as the Son of the Father guided by
As Christians we walk humbly with our God whose personal self-disclosure to us makes us aware that there are Three Divine Persons in the One God! Our loving God has revealed His intimate Self to us! As Christians we aim to relate humbly and explicitly with each Divine Person. And we do that by believing in each Person — as we state in the Nicene Creed at Mass. We put ourselves completely at Their disposal because that is what They ask of us. As charismatic Catholics we rejoice in our experience of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.