Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Comforter and courage

At St. John's Center, the ongoing meditation classes have been in a series on the topic of "courage" for some weeks now. The following is pertinent:

The word "Comforter" as applied to the Holy Spirit needs to be translated by some vigorous term. Literally, it means "with strength." Jesus promised His followers that "The Strengthener" would be with them forever. This promise is no lullaby for the faint-hearted. It is a blood transfusion for courageous living.

-- E. Paul Hovey

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