Finger of God?

St. Augustine says that the Finger of God is the Holy Spirit.

How did he come to that conclusion?


By reading the Bible?

Here’s what the CCC says:

**700 **The finger. “It is by the finger of God that [Jesus] cast out demons.” If God’s law was written on tablets of stone “by the finger of God,” then the “letter from Christ” entrusted to the care of the apostles, is written “with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts.” The hymn Veni Creator Spiritus invokes the Holy Spirit as the *“finger of the Father’s right hand.” *

Supporting this, the CCC lists the following footnotes:
55 Lk 11:20. ( “But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.”)
56 Ex 31:18; 2 Cor 3:3. (“When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.”; “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”)
57 LH, Easter Season after Ascension, Hymn at Vespers: digitus paternae dexterae.

God Bless,


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