Without the Holy Spirit:
God is far away,
Christ stays in the past,
the Gospel is a dead letter,
the Church simply an organization,
authority a form of domination,
mission a matter of propaganda
of events long ago,
Christian living a slave morality.

But in the Holy Spirit:
The cosmos is resurrected and groans
with the birth-pangs of the kindom,
the Risen Christ is present among us now,
the Gospel becomes the power of life,
the Church shows forth the like of the trinity,
authority becomes liberating service,
mission is Pentecost,
the liturgy is both living memorial of
Christ’s saving work now and anticipation
of our future worship in Heaven,
while human action is deified and joins
God’s action to redeem the world..

Last modified: 3/24/2010 2:48:25 PM