• The Spirit is frequently called breath or wind.  Christ is compared to water and bread.  God doesn’t seem to attract metaphors.  But if He did, He would be . . . what?  Rock?  Eternal things, like the world or the sun or the stars?
  • The Spirit is compared to breath and to fire.  Oxygen is necessary for fire, breath drives the body’s own combustion.  Is there any connection here?  I’m sure even the ancients knew that air feeds fire, you just need to blow on a flame to know that.  But likely its that both move (breath and fire and wind) and seem life like.
  • Breath is rhythmic.  The Spirit is breath.  Like breath, it ebbs and flows.
  • The fall wind is here, sharp and bracing.  It makes you feel that life is very much worth living.


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