Members of a Bible study group were discussing the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity. One man complained: “I don’t have any trouble seeing God in the image of a merciful, caring, benevolent Father and I don’t have any trouble seeing Jesus Christ as the faithful, obedient, beloved Son, but who is this Holy Bird?” And he held up a picture of a dove descending on the Apostles, one of the most powerful symbols of the Holy Spirit. A woman in the group then expressed a radically different feeling: “I must tell you,” she said
“that the Holy spirit is my most immediate experience of God.” She went on to explain:
Our experience of the Spirit is like wearing eyeglasses. The only time we really look at them is when we’re looking for them. Glasses are not to be seen, they are to be seen through. They are functioning best when we don’t notice them. We examine them to remove the specks and smears…
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