Maybe some of you have come across the book: Wild Goose Chase. I have not read it but from what I understand the author adopts the idea started by the Celtic Christians who referred to the Holy Spirit as a "wild goose" rather than a dove. Although the author claims he does not mean to be sacrilegious - is he indeed being sacrilegious?
The major premise is that the Holy Spirit cannot be tamed and is unpredictable. The Spirit takes us on an adventure, etc. The argument is that we have become too boring and have tamed this wild spirit within us by sticking to the same routines.
The interesting thing is that there was a spiritual retreat in my diocese in which the priest preached this very message after reading this book. He told the people there that they were living boring spiritual lives and the Christian life full of the Spirit was never meant to be that way.
Is calling the Holy Spirit anything beside a dove wrong?
The Biblical references to fire descending on the apostles and stories of the Spirit leading the apostles on adventures does lend some weight to the argument that the Spirit is a "disturber" (as the author says) as well as a comforter.
What are the implications of adopting this view? Can the two pictures, that of the Spirit as a dove and wild goose, be reconciled, or are they opposing?
If you have made it to the end of this long post - thank you. I would appreciate your input.