I kind of like a good derecho, or mighty wind that blows through, powerful and transformative. In reality, I don’t want anyone to deal with downed trees or power lines, but it’s a great metaphor. Because wind is, for me, both energizing and clarifying—especially when it (along with the rain) clears out last week’s oppressive and pollen saturated air.
Pentecost Sunday—May 20 is the fiftieth day of Easter and marks the celebration of Pentecost. Not surprisingly, I