How did it all begin? According to Saint John …
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
I know we’ve already voted on Mark’s version of the Great Commission (see yesterday’s Mass), but Luke includes the Holy Spirit in his. Plus it is a very popular choice among Protestants:
But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
And one of the most-loved Old Testament prophecies, understood by Christians to be Mary with child:
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
Give us a sign: which of these verses do you favor?