When we receive the seal of the Spirit at Confirmation, we are prepared to (1) witness for Christ as mature Christians, and (2) defend the Faith and evangelize.
When we receive the seal of the Spirit at Confirmation, we are prepared to witness for Christ as mature Christians.
By Confirmation, the Christian is bound more perfectly to the Church, and he is enriched with a special power of the Holy Spirit so that he may live in the world as Christ’s witness and serve his fellow men.
Thus by Confirmation, a baptized Christian becomes permanently marked as a witness and is obliged to communicate the Faith, with the price of his blood, if necessary.
2. When we receive the seal of the Spirit at Confirmation, we are prepared to defend the Faith and evangelize.
Incorporated into Christ’s Mystical Body through Baptism and strengthened by the Holy Spirit through Confirmation, the laity are assigned to the apostolate, or the general mission of the Church, by our Lord Himself. We should recall this great responsibility which we received when we were confirmed: we have the task of bringing the love and truth of Jesus Christ and His Church to others. The strength which the grace of the Holy Spirit gives us will help us each day to fulfill our apostolate, if we make a sincere effort and humbly ask for His help in prayer.