since i like to see people discuss, and since andrew posted his comment re: the holy spirit publicly, i wanted to respond here.
first of all, thanks to andrew for being so honest. to those of you who don’t know him, he is one of my oldest friends, and one of the most intelligent people i know. i have a lot of respect for this man, and a lot of love. i’ve also been there when he’s been seeking god honestly and diligently. somehow, though, i’ve always been able to feel faith more easily than he has. why?? this doesn’t seem fair to me, because i know there have been plenty of times when he has sought god more deeply than i have. so why wouldn’t the spirit seek him back? this, my dears, is something i’ve talked about before, and something i just don’t understand. it’s also the one thing that really makes me angry at god. what do the rest of you think??
also, even though my experience with the holy spirit has been somewhat different than andrew’s, i also feel a connection with his thoughts on the teacher who talked about the fire of god consuming their public school campus. and i get really frustrated with people who keep trying to change everyone they perceive as being “heathen”…because really, if the holy spirit is real, don’t we trust him enough to change others himself??
more thoughts, please!