When people get “fired-up” by God or blown along by the Spirit, we main-line, liturgical Christians often want to run and hide…and for good reason. Fire, wind and water are powerful, they can be all-consuming, dangerous.
So what does it mean that these images that come to us from Scripture about the Holy Spirit and about the Day of Pentecost are so far beyond our comfort level?
What do we do, besides ignoring them or saying to ourselves: well that’s for the Pentecostalists and the fundamentalists?” ~ from sermon by Victoria Geer McGrath, June 8, 2014
How do you experience the Holy Spirit? How you ever felt the Spirit to be “out of control”?