The Wild Goose
WHAT IS THE WILD GOOSE?
The Wild Goose was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. Apart from the Wild Goose there is no life! In the 19th Chapter of Acts, St Paul meets a group of disciples who “have never heard of the Holy Spirit” (v.2). Too many people today have the same sentiment as the people St. Paul encountered. Sure, perhaps most have heard something of the Holy Spirit, but their experience of the Holy Spirit is very limited. The idea of God wanting us to encounter the Holy Spirit, to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit is a foreign concept for far too many people.
The Wild Goose Project is a simple attempt to invite Catholic Christians into a more profound life giving relationship with the Holy Spirit. This is a relationship marked by the love of God which breathes life into our daily existence. The Holy Spirit is not merely something relegated to Confirmation but the Spirit desires a relationship with us that will take us on the greatest adventure imaginable; a journey to the very Heart of God. The Holy Spirit desires to be present to us in a manner that brings light out of darkness, freedom out of bondage, order out of chaos and life out of death.
The Wild Goose Series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit. For the most part, each segment stands on its own so you do not have to watch them in any particular order. However, the first three segments give a type of foundation to the others, so we would suggest that you start with these. After that, take a minute and ask the Spirit to lead you in what you should watch next. Listen to what the Spirit says and go with that!
While we certainly hope that you watch each segment, we would suggest that you not binge watch. Take your time working through the series. Take your time and pray at the conclusion of an episode. Each segment has a study guide that provides a very brief synopsis, key texts, discussion questions, and perhaps most importantly prayer and reflection ideas. Please don’t dismiss this section. We believe the blessing of this series will be directly related to how you are able to quiet yourself and pray. We need to make ourselves available to God’s Spirit if we are going to be able to more fully experience his loving presence. Also, consider having a prayer journal where you can jot down thoughts and reflections as you make your way through the Wild Goose series.