'John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire' (Luke 3:16)
'I am come to send fire on the earth' (Luke 12:49).
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire...' (Acts 2:1-3).
People ask me sometimes, ‘why do you like to go on pilgrimages to different monasteries?’
And last week on the way to st. Herman of Alaska monastery in Platina, CA I thought/felt... The Airborne!
Noise of thunders,
Voice that hungers
For the song
That carries on.
Fits of desire
For the Fire –
Life and death
In themselves have.
Sense of longing
To the storm
Of finest form.
Nothing to mourn –
 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (Rev. 3:14-16).
On the way to Platina...
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