The song of the Spirit-goose is not sweet to many because its insistence on renewal and change, justice and truth is sometimes harsh and threatens what is often called ‘the peace and unity of the church.’ Those upon whom the Spirit rests are forced by that Spirit to become like wild geese – noisy, passionate and courageous advocates of the gospel’s radical demands.

(The Celtic wild goose is a great symbol of the Holy Spirit: Excerpts from a sermon given at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church in New Zealand, by David Clark in 2009).