Peter, the leader of the disciples told the crowd about the events which I have told you. He explained the purpose of my Son’s death – to take away every person’s sins and to send the Holy Spirit into their hearts.
The people experienced great sorrow for having killed my Son and asked what they had to do. Peter said that they had to repent of their sins and be baptized in the name of my Son. In this simple and easy way, they would receive my Son’s Holy Spirit. Peter baptized 3000 persons that day.
This little story raises many questions which I will answer. Who is this Holy Spirit? He is the Spirit of the Father and the Son. The Father is God and my Son is God. Also, the Holy Spirit is God. When you receive the Holy Spirit, you become a child of God. God lives in you and, on the last day, He will raise you from the dead, just as He raised my Son from the dead.
I told you that my Son conquered the tomb and you do not need to fear death. By the Holy Spirit, you will live forever. Death is not the final state. My Son gained eternal glory for himself and He gained it also for all who believe the story. I will explain more the next time.
Comment: Mary gets quickly to the great gift of Jesus – the Holy Spirit who bestows eternal life.
What You Have to Believe
Many books form the Christian Bible, but you need not read all of them before being baptized and receiving Jesus’ Spirit. In these little talks I will give you all that you need to know. Let us begin with God.
There is only one God. We call him the “heavenly Father” because Jesus taught us this title. Centuries ago, he created the whole world – the earth, sun, moon and stars. He created all that lives – the fish and the animals. When earth was ready, he created the first man and woman, from whom comes every man and woman on earth. They are our common parents.
You have a body and a spirit. Your body came from your parents. Your spirit was created by your heavenly Father. But this was not enough. Your human spirit can receive God’s Holy Spirit. As your body lives because of your human spirit, so your human spirit lives because of the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, your human spirit has no life. My Son died on the cross so He could give you his own Holy Spirit and you could live forever with his heavenly Father. I will talk about that the next time.
Comment: Mary is so clear about the human person. The human person has a material body taken from human parents and an immortal spirit created directly by God. This human spirit can live forever by receiving God’s Spirit. What great mysteries explained so clearly!