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Hey! We were just talking about you!

“Have you been with me all this time, and you still do not know me?”     That was a line from the Gospel on Pentecost Sunday a few weeks ago , and was a question Jesus asked of his disciple Thomas. Well – as I said in my Pentecost sermon – over the past few years, I’ve had a similar realization in regard to my individual relationship with the Holy Spirit, and the Episcopal Church’s relationship with the Holy Spirit. We’ve been with the Holy Spirit (and the Holy Spirit has been with us) all this time, and we still do not know each other. We baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we end prayers in the name of the Holy Spirit… …each and every Sunday, when we stand and say the Creed, we say we believe in the Holy Spirit [as], the Lord, and as “the giver of life” …but honestly, now: really? Do you really relate to the Holy Spirit as your “giver of life” ? IS the Holy Spirit lord in any meaningful, practical, daily