When I was in RCIA,
Yes, I’m an adult convert. I can’t blame my Catholicism on anyone else. The conversion of the hot mess that’s me and my family? If nothing else, it’s proof that the Catholic Church is completely shameless and will take (literally) anybody.
Anyway, when I was in RCIA, we had a lot of noisy discussions with a bunch of people talking at once. During one of them, somebody asked “What is the Holy Spirit?”
It wasn’t her night to teach, but the Dominican nun who ran our program lit up at the question. Her eyes were piercing, but there was a smile on her face when she gently replied, “I think you mean who is the Holy Spirit?”
And the room went silent.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Trinity