Friday, May 29, 2009

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Pentecost – Year B

Ezekiel 37:1-14

One of my favorite images from Nikos Kazantzakis is portraying Holy Spirit as an eagle, not a dove, that swoops down and digs its talons into the back of one's neck and drags you where Holy Spirit desires.

This gives the kind of action needed for Pentecost. It is not a sappy-happy birthday party; it is serious business, transformational for one and all. A response needs to be made, it can't be avoided any longer.

We can't get out of the energy of Pentecost by saying, "Gee, I don't know, what do you think." Eagle Spirit is happening now, so go ahead. Take a deep breath; everything is about to begin.

Bone will knit to bone, separations between languages, cultures, and theologies will be bridged. Creation and re-creation are continuing. Speak and Act: life's dynamic.

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