Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pentecost in the fog

Santa Barbara is weather-confused. Locals call it "May-Gray". The days begin in mid-50 fog and heavily overcast skies. There is often an accompanying marine-layer mist. If we are fortunate, the sund burns off this marine layer fog by early afternoon, sometimes as late as 4:30-5:00 pm. Then we have this glorious afternoon and sunset. It's almost like 2 days in one: the foggy morning and the sunny afternoon. It's no hardship when so much of the country is hammered and battered, just weird.
I think many of us have spiritual lives that resemble "May-Gray." We know the sun (son) is out there, somewhere. But everything is diffused light and foggy. It's not severe or stormy, just bland and misty. We need some Pentecost fire and light to dissipate the spiritual fog. Come Holy Spirit Come!


At 5:31 AM , Blogger Brad Boydston said...

Worry not -- June is just around the corner and then you can have -- "June gloom". By the second week in July things should be looking pretty good.

At 6:27 PM , Blogger Ted Gossard said...

Amen! We need that.


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