May 16, 2012
Despite the Lord’s post-Resurrection appearances, the disciples remained clueless as to how they should proclaim the good news. How would they go out and tell the whole world about him when they were being hunted down like criminals? Enclosed and huddled together in the Upper Room, their fears were well founded. On their own, they could do nothing.
During those days and nights, the only reality holding them together was the Lord’s promise: I am with you always. Always. Whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself. In fact, he will perform even greater works. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth. The Consoler-Spirit will teach you everything. Everything. So, they waited.
The Brooding Spirit: Two Examples from the Arts
The mystery of the Holy Spirit is utterly, totally, and completely beyond our comprehension. Images, metaphors, and analogies can only point to the mystery. Still, faith seeks understanding.