Better Vision

Two weeks ago was the Feast of Pentecost, which is dedicated to that Divine Presence which, for lack of a better way to describe it, we call the Holy Spirit.  This is the aspect of the divinity that dwells within all of us creatures, whether we realize it or not.  When we do realize it, and begin to cultivate an awareness of that indwelling Spirit, we begin to see the world in a new way. Ordinarily, the way I see the world and events around me is colored by my own egoism; I approach everything…
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Many Tongues

In the story of Pentecost from the book of Acts, the visitors to Jerusalem from many different countries were able to hear the ecstatic good news proclaimed by the Spirit-filled disciples, each in their own language.  Here is my sermon from the Feast of Pentecost, with my own take on that event and what it means for us.  Click below to listen. Pentecost.Sermon.5.27.2012
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You’re soaking in it

At Pentecost we honor the Holy Spirit.  This Spirit, who inspired the first disciples in Jerusalem, is the same One who breathed over the face of the deep at creation, and who gives life to everything that moves on the earth. We might be unaware of this Presence, but we cannot escape it. In fact, We’re soaking in it!
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Moth’d and Found

Whether we are aware of it or not, our physical bodies are always surrounded, supported, and infused by air. Similarly, our spiritual lives are sustained by the invisible currents of the all-pervading Holy Spirit. Like a new moth testing its wings, we tentatively learn to trust that Presence to uphold us, and the more we are able to trust the Holy Spirit rather than relying on our own strength, the more we are able to soar.
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