her name is Holy

Friday May 27th,  John 16:  "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when (s)he, the Spirit of truth, comes, (s)he will guide you into all truth.  We are so used to scripture translating the mainly patriarchal language into male pronouns.  However, the Greek word for the Holy Spirit is a feminine noun and we should at the very least acknowledge that.  When the Spirit comes to us, she will guide us in all truth, not knowledge, not wealth, not power, but in truth.  And in that truth we are sent into the world to serve one another. The purpose of the Holy Spirit is not for narcissistic astaticism, but rather, as was shown in the book of Acts, a good stiff wind at our backs as we go out into all the world to be the love of Christ active in this world.  That wind blowing us out into the world with the message of God’s love and grace is the Spirit and her name is Holy.  


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