How iCloud is Like the Holy Spirit

Apple officially released iCloud and there seems to be a lot of miscommunication about what it is.  We know what it's not:

  • It's not a website (although you can certainly go to

  • It's not a place

  • It's not a browser

  • It's not a search engine

So what the heck is it?  Well, it's sort of like the Holy Spirit.  In a Christian theology of the Trinity, the Father creates, the Son redeems and the Holy Spirit holds it all together, sanctifying all of creation.

iCloud holds it all together- your calendar, your address book, your photos and documents.  It's the fiber of memory between your mobile devices and the thread that keeps your data backed up.

I imagine that in a few years, people won't even think about iCloud because they'll take it for granted.  Christians have been doing this for centuries, focusing more on the Father and Jesus.

Maybe it's time for techies to get to know iCloud.

Maybe it's time for Christians to get to know the Holy Spirit.

If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.
- Saint Charles Borromeo