Denying a person of the Trinity, specifically, in this case, the Holy Spirit, is dangerous. Think about this: the coronavirus (and most forms of disease and illness that we face in the modern world) is hidden. It might be on surfaces you touch or in the sneeze of a person next to your, transmitted silently and invisibly. To ignore that reality is to risk infection — that’s why we’re all wearing masks when we go out into the world these days. For love of neighbor and self. When we ignore that unseen reality, we face danger. In the same way, when we ignore the unseen presence of the Spirit, or we diminish the Spirit’s active work in the world — we find ourselves with a dangerous faith. We have the Big God in the sky and a loving Jesus who once walked the earth…but we have no animating Presence of the Spirit with us today. We lack imagination and inspiration, which the Spirit provides. Our faith becomes rigid, all too strict and human. We need the Pneuma, the breath, the Spirit that enlivens us. Would you deny that there are particles of disease floating around, impacting hundreds of thousands of us? No. It’s very clear, though it cannot be seen. So, in the same way, we do not deny the animating Presence of the Holy Spirit.