Monday, April 21, 2014

Transcendent power of creation

It is easy for us to be misled about the meaning of spirit, since in Western languages and philosophies we think of it standing in antithesis to matter. So when we hear that God is spirit, we think in terms of Platonic ideas of incorporeality. But spirit in the Bible has to do less with immateriality than with power and life—the invisible, mysterious power of the gale-force wind that we cannot begin to track (Jn. 3:8). Spirit is the Bible’s way of speaking of what we would call the transcendent power of creation.— Flame of Love, page 25

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Nicer definition than ghost, but still a bit abstract, don't you think? Let's see what he does with it...
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