Dear Dignity Friend,
Hope you are having a good week.
This Sunday after mass is sponsored dinner, come enjoy a home cooked meal for a donation.
We hope and pray that this weekly message will nurture you spiritually and be especially helpful in the more difficult times of life.
Following the Mystics
Another word to describe mystical moments is emancipation.
If it isn’t an experience of newfound freedom,
I don’t think it is an authentic God experience.
God is always bigger than you imagined or expected or even hoped.
When you see people going to church
and becoming smaller instead of larger,
You have every reason to question
whether the practices or sermons or sacraments or liturgies
are opening them to an authentic God experience.
On a practical level such experiences will feel like a new freedom to love,
and you wonder where it comes from.
Why do I have this new desire,
this new capacity to love some new people,
to love the old people better,
maybe to enter into some kind of new love for the world?
I even find thoughts are more immediately loving.
Clearly, you are participating in a Love that’s being given to you.
You are not creating this. You are not generating this.
It is being generated through and in you and for you.
You are participating in something larger than yourself,
and you are just allowing it and trusting it for the pure gift that it is.
Richard Rohr: Adapted from
Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate…
Seeing God in All Things
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