Clean Air, Windy Spirit

One of my favorite Hebrew words from the Old Testament is וְר֣וּחַ, or "ruach," which is the word that is used for Spirit or Holy Spirit. The most literal translation for this word is "breath" or "wind." As we know, this third member of our Trinitarian God is illusive and difficult to understand. The Holy Spirit is God's presence among us, gently blowing and guiding and moving with us day to day. It can be frustrating that the most tangible characteristic of the Spirit is the feeling of wind on our faces, and that's not much to go on. But what if we were to make a deeper connection between the air we breathe and the Holy Spirit's windy presence?

As I was reflecting on this month's Creation Care t