The Holy Ghost

King James and Wycliffe
called Him the Holy Ghost
like He haunted and terrorized
men, women, and children alike
Some terrible ghoul
roaming the graveyards of earth
Representing death and destruction

Yet He is life
Spirit of God
Spirit of truth
Advocate and Counselor

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It’s Quadrille Monday again at dVerse Poets Pub and the word of the day is ghost. The pub opens at noon Pacific Time. Head on over and see what ghostly Quadrilles poets are offering up today.

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25 responses to “The Holy Ghost

  1. Wow. What a coincidence. I stumbled upon your blog when looking for comments on silver refining. (2010) I am glad you are still blogging. Hope to see you again soon!

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  2. Yes, he is life! Nice one, Linda.

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  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Good point!

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  4. Perhaps the terminology Holy Ghost may not really indicate the reverence of its stature!

    Hank

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  5. very uplifting and informative post!

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  6. The Comforter has come! I like your brief quadrille that invites greater theological discussion.

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  7. I remember in school the church changing the word ghost to spirit. There are things we won’t understand in this world.

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  8. interesting take on “ghost”, I don’t think of ghosts as being bad, I just think of them as being of another world.

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  9. As a kid I was afraid when I heard the words “Holy Ghost.” Now, I’m blessed to know and understand the Spirit of Truth for what it is-some texts also call it Holy Breath. I like that.

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  10. I heard this before and I prefer Holy Spirit ~ Thanks for joining us Linda.

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  11. I really like this. I heard both versions of the Holy…. I like your take on this prompt and to be honest, I would have been disappointed if you had not taken this turn.

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  12. This is so interesting to me. When I was a little girl, learning my catechism, I imagined the Holy Ghost as a real ghost and was quite frightened of saying these words in my prayers.
    I think it would be interesting to hear a discussion of this within, for example, a seminary setting. The triumvirate — I’ve always preferred the words Holy Spirit. 🙂
    I enjoyed your post!

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  13. Bev

    Evocative words. Food for thought.

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  14. Such poignancy and depth! Beautifully penned!

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  15. I remember hearing the Holy Spirit called the Holy Ghost in my childhood.

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  16. A very interesting thought there!

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  17. I love the way you have explored the meanings of the word ‘ghost’, Linda, and the references to King James and Wycliffe.

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  18. Ah.. yes it’s a contradiction really in that words and it’s usage.

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