One of the complaints leveled against Lutherans by the Protestant hordes is that we don't talk enough about the Holy Spirit. We don't point out the Holy Spirit enough. And, of course, because we don't whoop and holler... we obviously don't have the Holy Spirit.
Or so we are told.
We are going to be moving into the time of year when we do hear our Lord speak about the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. Something stands out - when Jesus describes the Spirit, the Spirit is never talking about Himself, never drawing attention to Himself, never trying to prove Himself, but rather, the Spirit always points to Christ.
It is not that we need to talk about the Spirit, rather the Spirit proclaims Christ through the Word.
But, here's the thought of this morning. You will never understand the humble nature of the Spirit, the fact that the Spirit wants to point to Christ and not Himself, if you yourself are not humble.
Every Denomination that focuses on the Spirit also tends to be egocentric as well. The same people who want to make the Holy Spirit front and center also want to make themselves, their works, their decisions, their power front and center.
I, like the Spirit, simply want Christ Jesus front and center. Simple as that. If you aren't content to simply point to Christ and Him Crucified, you don't understand the Holy Spirit, and are instead moved by another spirit. Just the way it is.