This is a photo of the top of the baptismal font at St. John. This font was one of a few things that was saved from the fire when the church burned in 1937. In scripture one of the images of the Holy Spirit is that of a dove. This dove has indeed been witness to many many baptisms, and funerals, worship and sorrow. It shows signs of wear and its wings have been broken at least once on each side. But it remains, patched together, holy, silent and beautiful in its own way.
How does God’s spirit come to you?
Some experience it like a rush of fire, others as gentle as a dove. Have you felt it, seen it, experienced it? What difference has it made?
We often say that after a trying experience people can have their spirit broken. How can we help restore that spirit and what role does God play in this healing and restoration?