Do not quench the spirit

From the Lectionary for Year B Advent 3: 1 Thessalonians 5:19

Do not quench the spirit,
pour cold water on its fervour;
be afraid of the passion
it inflames; that is only
the beginning of wisdom.
Let it burn. Do not turn
the water cannons on its cries.
Do not quench the spirit.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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