An analogy on the nature of the Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is like a wild horse.
So often the Church has attempted to tame this wild horse. Unfortunately, many times we actually believe we have.
And still, many more times, and to our detriment, we affirm this horse’s wildness with our words but still treat the horse as if it were a tame animal by our actions, doing an incredibly foolish disservice by this doublespeak.
Many times we’ve attempted to put reins on this horse as we try to control its wildness and make the animal subservient to our desires, wishes, and direction.
And sometimes we’ve even convinced – deluded – ourselves that we as the Church have finally successfully corralled this horse that is the Spirit of God to our bidding, rather than the vice-versa it should be.
It’s time to take the reins off.
Or, at least, confess that we’ve never actually had any reins on this wild, majestic, and beautiful horse in the first place.
We must stop our attempts to manage the Spirit – God will not be managed by his Church. God – Father, Son, and Spirit – will lead; wherever that horse will run, his Church has no choice but to follow.