T4W: the mystery of the Holy Spirit

The theology of the Spirit was neglected or ignored by the church for centuries.

When I was growing up the Holy Spirit was known as the Holy Ghost which gave us a clear indication of its status!

And yet it is that very Spirit that could revitalize the church – make it supple and alive in the same way that the heart keeps the body alive delivering oxygen and blood to its limbs and organs.

Religion can try to defend itself against such intervention by putting up defensive structures – thick walls built to curtail the creative spirit and preventing it from disrupting religious life.

The wall, for the most part is a series of refusals to listen to the Spirit of the times….