I’ve seen some doves flying in the trees near my apartment recently but I’ve not seen them close up. During a recent spiritual direction phone call, a dove landed on my balcony railing. This was significant to me for our conversation was about spiritual communication.
In Christianity, a dove is often a symbol of the Holy Spirit. So my first thought on seeing the dove was that God was reminding me that the Holy Spirit is present in my session.
A couple moments later, the single dove was joined by two more doves. In Christianity, three is a symbol of the Trinity. The second dove came right up to the window on the floor of the balcony. The third one almost flew into the window but turned before it hit the window.
As I reflected on the three doves, I wondered, “Was God saying, “Let me in? I’m here but you aren’t paying attention?”
My prayer was, “God, I want to pay attention. I know you are present. I need your help to open the door of my heart to be more aware of your love. Amen.