O Holy Spirit, when you dwell in someone’s heart,
you live in what is infinitely lower.
Spirit of Holiness,
you live in the midst of impurity and corruption;
Spirit of Wisdom,
you live in the midst of folly;
Spirit of Truth,
you live in the one who is deluded in many things.
Oh, continue to dwell there,
you who do not seek a desirable place,
that one day you may finally be pleased
by the dwelling which you yourself have prepared in my heart,
foolish, deceiving and impure though it is.
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813 – 1855, Danish Christian philosopher and theologian
The Book of a Thousand Prayers
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.