Air

Air

 

“Air” suggests the invisible but intimate presence of God who comes to us in the person of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God surrounds us with God’s love, encouraging us and working with our spirit so that we can become all that we were meant to be. Contrary to imagining God as exalted and remote, God’s Spirit moves in us and through us–as close to us as the air we take in and breathe out.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR “AIR”

1) What significance is there that the video begins on a rock pier? How can this opening image relate to the Holy Spirit?

2) Consider the many ways air moves around the globe; fast, slow, north, south, starts and stops. Have there been times in your life when the ways of the Holy Spirit mirror the movement of air?

3) Think of a time in your personal life when you felt you were exactly where you should be; a time when the breath of God was within you. What words would you use to describe this feeling?

4) Can you recall a time when you worked with a group of people to accomplish something good; a time when it felt as if you were all breathing the same air? What did it feel like to be a part of this experience?

5) Do you know someone who regularly doubts his or her ability or worth? How might the presence of God’s Spirit assist you in offering help?

 

12 Comments

  1. Bev Damico says:

    Thanks Fr George! always enjoy your website. Beautiful artwork, wonderful reflections on scripture with applicable message for our modern world.

  2. Deacon John F.X. Payne says:

    Fr. George,
    Thanks for a beautiful meditation on the Spirit. I look forward to your other programs.
    Oremus pro invicem,
    Deacon John

  3. Janice Kaluza says:

    Thank you for these powerful words of encouragement during this difficult spring for us. I’ve sent them to my sister in the hospital.

  4. Father,
    This is definitely the best visual representations of your videos so far. I was struck by the sign over your shoulder with #2 on it (God the Father, God the Son perhaps)? I looked for a sign near the end with #3 on it indicating the entire Trinity was now present after accepting, with faith, His presence in our lives. This video allows for imagination to work it’s message into our every day situations.
    It may be worthy to note that, even with faith, our hectic daily lives allow such few moments to be “open” to hearing the Holy Spirit’s whispers in our minds and souls. Time must be taken daily, if only for a moment, to be calm and listen for His promptings.

  5. John Finkler says:

    An amazing homily on multiple levels. I had to watch this multiple times to focus on each component without being distracted by the other layers. Your words are most poignant for Pentacost and the celebration of Spirit. I hope those were not dove feathers!
    Thank you.

  6. Barbara Brandt says:

    Thank you for this video to ponder and renew ourselves with the workings of the Holy Spirit during Pentecost! As you began this video on the rock pier, it illustrated for me how we sometimes feel tossed here and there and feel stuck “between a rock and a hard place!” We become overwhelmed and even think that God could NOT possibly be with us. It’s precisely at these times, that we need encouragement, support, and prayers from others. This pool of positive energy helps us feel hopeful, and this video reminds us that God’s Spirit is there, too, whether we feel it or not. This video reassures us that God’s love through the Holy Spirit is quietly moving with us, like the air surrounding us; it’s as sure as the wind is blowing or the waves moving.

    It’s clear that we have to do our part, but God’s spirit is also with us, in good times and in not-so-good times–TOGETHER we can face anything. “We do not face the challenges of life alone.” I appreciate the images and facts you brought to us as well as your time and talents (and your crew)!

  7. Mel Troha says:

    How appropriate I saw this video on Pentecost Sunday. It is very heartening to realize that the Creative Wind of Genesis and the very Wind of Pentecost surround us now and connect us so closely to our God, and to each other. Well done again Fr. George and I particularly liked the scenes on the stone piers, anchoring us in the face of the winds.

  8. Mary Artino says:

    Thank you for this thought provoking video, to have the spirit surround us at all times helps us get thru some difficult times. Well done.

  9. Randy Hahn says:

    Your latest video “Air” ties in well with your other videos involving God the Father, God the Son and now God the Holy Spirit. The messages you bring in these videos is so relevant to our daily lives! Thank you for your wisdom and understanding that comes forth in these videos. As always I look forward to the next chapter.

  10. Jean Plavac says:

    I’m so pleased that you made this video on the Holy Spirit. I’ve always been devoted to praying to
    the Holy Spirit for help in making a decision and leading me to the right path. I remember as a young child trying to remember the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit and trying to follow the right path. I still find these prayers to be very comforting. Thanks again for making a great video.

  11. Looking forward to watching your Air video a second time. Your message of The Holy Spirit embracing my spirit through life awakens feelings of a closer relationship I can have with God. Thank you for a great video message and a wonderful lake setting.

    • Patricia Firem says:

      Fr. George, I could feel God’s “Ruah” breathing all through this video. Your
      choice of words, scenes, and natural environments all work to carry His Breath along
      to seep into our souls. Thanks for being one of God’s change agents!

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