THE GIFT OF A SPIRITUAL IMAGINATION

DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Sunday, February 24, 2019

cHRIST AND TWO MEN

After this Christ appeared in another form to two disciples, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. – Mark 16:12-13

I can imagine no greater frustration than to share what you “know” to be true and still no one believes you.  I have experienced that frustration, and possibly have experienced it as well.

I often speak of a mystical moment in my life when in the depths of darkness, physical and emotional, I came upon fireflies and those fireflies became as “angels to me”.  One time when I shared that experience a rather cynical fellow retorted …”They were nothing more than fireflies.  All of the rest was in your mind’s imagination.”   Of course, he was objectively correct, but yet, spiritually, mystically, he could find no reason to believe me.  Only those who know about the reality of spiritual experiences could ever believe what I offered to be true.

I hear the “laughter” of a flowing river.  But those souls not willing to listen in poetic ways … they only hear the ripples over the river rocks.

I see the “aura of glory” in the face of some people.  But those souls unable to perceive the “glow” of a person’s personality … at best, they can see only a smile.

I feel the breezes that blow in “from heaven”.  But those souls who are reluctant to even consider the presence of the heavenly dimension in the experience of life can only take note of the wind.

I often speak of such spiritual experiences and there are many who find them hard to believe.  It can be frustrating … but I do not understand … there are those who are unable or unwilling to behold what at first is unseen.

Always in Christ’s Service,

Fr. Charitas de la Cruz

 

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