Today we celebrate Pentecost, the arrival of the Holy Spirit, that same spirit which we believe still breathes life into us and our Church.  That same spirit I listened to when I began this path to seminary.  The spirit which is still among us, driving us all forward.

They come
tripping over my thoughts
sliding off the whisper,
the rush,
the howl,
of the wind.
They come
demanding a permanence
from which to dissolve
they come and linger
caught on my imagination
caressing my ears
and lingering behind my eyelids.
They come
and rest here.

written 2/14/08