In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Look up on the banners. What do you see on the left side? A descending dove for the Holy Spirit who came down at Jesus’ baptism. And on the right side? Fire. The fire of the Spirit descending from heaven on Pentecost. As a kid I would hear that story and think, “Cool.” As an adult I wondered, “Why fire?”