Q: Why does Jesus, particularly in St. John's Gospel, call Mary 'woman' and not 'mother'?
There are two places in St. John's Gospel where Jesus refers to Mary as "woman." The first is at the wedding feast of Cana, after Mary informs Jesus that the newly married couple has run out of wine. Our Lord responds by saying, "'Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come'" (John 2:4). The second time is at the crucifixion when Jesus entrusts Mary to St. John; He says, "Woman, behold, your son" (John 19:26).
The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study branch at Annunziata Parish recently reflected on anger through a story out of Genesis in which Joseph, a son of Jacob, managed his anger after spending 13 years as a slave and prisoner after being sold by his brothers.
Q: Where can I find the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament?
We can first find the Holy Spirit's presence in the Old Testament, and really in the entire Bible, in His inspiration of the sacred authors of the text. The Spirit inspires the prophecies of the Old Testament, sees their fulfillment in Christ and confirms the Church in the truth of Christ through the writings of the New Testament. While He inspires the biblical authors, He is also actively at work in the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.