The Spirit of the Old and New
The Spirit, who hovered over the primeval waters, as a dove over her young, broods over the children of God, who nest within the altar of Christ’s sacrifice.
The Spirit, who endowed the tabernacle architects with wisdom from on high, overshadows Mary’s womb, the new holy of holies, where Wisdom is incarnate below.
The Spirit, whose flight from the ark betokened a purged creation fit for life, departs from the pierced ark of Jesus’ body, to signal the death that betokens the new creation of life.
The Spirit, who was upon the messianic servant, to announce the jubilee of release and freedom, is poured out upon his messengers at Pentecost, who proclaim the cancellation of debt, for the price has been paid by the Servant’s blood.