(Alannah Francis) It’s hard to imagine how the disciples were feeling in the days between Jesus’ ascension and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. They had spent years following Jesus and getting close to him, watched him die and rise from the dead, only to have him taken from them and ascend into heaven. But Jesus’ departure from earth made way for the arrival of another, the Holy Spirit. As we approach Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit is at the forefront of our thoughts. Christians all over the world are praying to know the Holy Spirit’s presence but how much do we know about the Spirit himself?

Who is the Holy Spirit?
Many of us experience confusion when trying to comprehend or explain the Holy Spirit. Analogies like that of the shamrock or water in different states which are used to make understanding the Spirit more accessible, often end up misrepresenting it and misleading us. READ MORE