Wild Goose – acrostic

Lots of greylag geese feeding around here at the moment.


In the Celtic church the wild goose – An Geadh-Glas – was a synonym for the Holy Spirit. Not only did it move in ways which (at that time) were a mystery, it also ‘disturbed and disrupted’.


Whither does the Holy Spirit blow?
It listeth wherever God pleases.
Loosen your moorings and let yourself go,
Dare trim your sail to Heaven’s breezes.

Give up control, risk setting a course
Over unknown seas, tracking wild geese –
Or else stay safe in port and gaze in remorse.
Spirit-led lives know both tempest and peace
Ever venturing, ever returning to source.

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