Following my “moment of clarity” in last Wednesday’s group, I’ve been doing a lot of serious thinking.
The one part of Christianity I’ve always had most difficulty with is the nature of the Trinity. God the Father and God the Son being one and the same, all one God – that I can understand and (following my moment of revelation last week) believe in. But I was still trying to understand the nature of the Holy Spirit. Where does It fit in? What exactly is It? After wednesday, it seemed to be even more important than ever that I come to understand what the Holy Spirit is and means.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has an excellent repository of articles on Christianity; and so it was the Wikipedia article on the Holy Spirit I turned to. And as I read I came to understand more about how the Holy Spirit is that aspect of God which dwells in the hearts of believers, opening us up to the Word of God and allowing us to Grow in His grace.
And as I read about the Gifts and filling of the Spirit, I had a sensation that my body had somehow become larger and was filling with what I could only describe as a sensation of Light and Awareness. It lasted for maybe a handful of minutes until my partner spoke to me, distracting me and bringing me “down to earth” again; but I could still remember the sensations I had just felt.
So I came to a decision, and today after the morning service I spoke with Simon, the priest, and told him I want to be baptised.