(repost) Holy Spirit as Mother, Christ as Big Brother

progressiveredneckpreacher

This is something I wrote some time ago on the Spirit’s role as Mother of all living, and Christ as brother and friend.  In what ways do you experience the Spirit as this presence in your life?

Micah

Our readings in the New Testament focus first on the work of Christ as older brother, the one who has gone ahead of us on the path God has laid out for us. Yet they center on the work of the Holy Spirit, which Trinitarian theologian Jurgen Moltmann has come to call the motherly work of God with us and for us.
Jurgen Moltmann, in his book The Source of Life, writes:

“If the experiences of the Holy Spirit are grasped as being a `rebirth’ or a `being born anew’, this suggests an image for the Holy Spirit which was quite familiar in the early years of Christianity, especially in Syria, but…

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