2 Corinthians 3:17-18

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7 May, 2024




Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.


Scripture is full of different metaphors and images of Holy Spirit. A rushing wind, and tongues of fire at Pentecost and a dove at the baptism of Jesus. there are other words that describe what Holy Spirit does: helper, advocate, intercessor, interpreter, just to name a few

In the Celtic tradition, the Holy Spirit is represented not as a peaceful dove but instead as a “wild goose.” The wild goose reveals a spirit which is passionate, noisy, courageous and a bit unpredictable. This symbol reminds us that God’s spirit cannot be tamed or contained. When we live in the freedom of the gospel we should not be surprised if the Holy Spirit leads us in some unexpected directions from time to time.

In fact, life lived in confident freedom in the gospel of Jesus, is vitally important to being led by the Spirit of God into what may otherwise be considered risky or unpredictable territory. It is the power of the Holy Spirit in us, that brings us the gift of faith so that we can trust in the promises of God. It is the presence and action of the Holy Spirit that equips us with his gifts to carry out the mission of God in the world around us. So embrace the 'freedom' that comes from being led by the 'wild goose' of the Holy Trinity and see where the adventure takes you.

PRAYER: Than you that you send me Holy Spirit to lead, guide and prepare me for the tasks you have prepared in in advance for me to do. Please help me to grow in confidence and trust in the work of Holy Spirit in my life, conforming me into the likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen