The wind blows where it chooses…but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)
Just as the Hebrew word ר֣וּחַ (ruah) used in the creation story in Gen. 1:1 can mean spirit, wind or breath, so the Greek word, πνεῦμα (pneuma), which John plays with here, means both wind and spirit.
We reflect on our participation as baptised Christians, who have been “born of water and the Spirit” in the creative action of the Spirit of God, the one whose voice is breathed throughout creation.
We remember in prayer today:
Those whose spirits are low due to mental illness,
Those whose freedom of movement is restricted, in prison, in hospital, or at home.