This weekend we celebrated the beautiful Feast of the Pentecost.
like most people, have a harder time talking about (or imagining) the
Holy Spirit versus the other two persons of the Holy Trinity.
Jesus walked the Earth as one of us, so He is the easiest to imagine.
The Bible tells us that God created us in His likeness, so again, we have some direction there as well.
it dawned on me this weekend how different the Holy Spirit is. In
various Bible passages, The Spirit is mentioned as "like a Dove" or "as
Tongues of Fire" or as a "wind". I realized that these varied
references probably add to my difficulty in describing the Spirit as
easily as the Son.
upon hearing the readings at mass, I realized that the easiest way to
envision - and describe - the Holy Ghost is how the Spirit works through
people. Think about the Apostles and their drastic change once they
were strengthened with the Spirit. The most powerful description of the
Holy Spirit in that story, in my opinion, isn't fire ... it is the
change we saw in the followers of Jesus! They were more confident, had
more skills, and went on to change the world!
What are your thoughts?
I pray that you are strengthened in the same way by the Holy Spirit. God Bless you.