With Sighs Too Deep For Words

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It has been far too easy for us to objectify the Holy Spirit — for example, third person of the Trinity. But is the Spirit a consumable commodity, available at our beck and call?

Romans 8:26        Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.

[Scripture quotation from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]

[Image: “Creative Commons Story of Prayer” by Kevin Shorter is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Musings on the Spirit

When I attend to the inner insistence that comes in the name of God (perhaps)…

when I attend to the Human Being that invites me to be more human…

when I attend to the God-process within or the messianic dynamic that is birthing within me…

Then I am drawn into a force-field that engages me with the Divine, the Mystery, the Human Being, the Eternal, the ladder of angels ascending to heaven and descending to earth…

that force-field energizes me, supports me, draws me, invites me, to be more truly myself and more genuinely connected beyond myself — with others, with community, with society and all its possibilities and short-comings, with nature, with the cosmos…

that force-field is what we traditional have called the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Yeshua…

that force-field is not an objective being; instead it is a vital dynamic of being itself. I am most who I am, most the Human Being, most human and humane, in that moment.

To engage (and to be engaged by) the force-field of Spirit is to experience a time of Awe…

a time of mystical union with Presence…

a time of knowing and being known…

a time of transformation…

the time of being.

And that takes my breath away! As I start to breathe again I am a New Being, the new creation.

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