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Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

May 17, 2018

A beautiful reflection, Shirley ❤️

A Pastor's Heart

Window – Stormy Seas       McKinley United Methodist Church, Winona MN 2001

I love the Star Wars movies.  They draw me into my own faith story where “The Force” is not some unusual unique to a few gift, but to where the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit – is a ready and present help whenever and wherever we are. There are no light sabers – nor clashing of swords. Instead there is the gift of God’s Spirit –  the Spirit of Jesus –  God’s presence touching our hearts with divine and holy love. Star Wars movies speak to our search for something more, something deeper, something beyond the ordinary in our lives with its message of “The Force”  outside the self to draw on for strength and courage.

Jesus promised his disciples that when he left them he would send another to be with them.  One…

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