Psalm 8 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them? You ha
This week I am inviting you to experience trouble. Some of you may already be about to stop reading but I hope you will press on. You see this week is Pentecost and at Pentecost we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit being given to both the church and to us. This spirit somehow connects us to God in very real yet profoundly mystical ways. And while Sunday I plan to explore some of what that means for us, I can guarantee that with the gift of the Spirit comes trouble. Sometim