Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Wonder of the Mystics

Fr. Daniel O’Leary
"Einstein cherished ‘a feeling of utter humility towards the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos’ and saw himself, before the mystery, as he put it, ‘in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages’. 
"Here we have the wonder of the mystics, the silence of the contemplatives, the new images of the sacramental vision. Fearful religion, adrift from its source, blocks out God’s mystical flow in and through all things. It cannot cope with a God so big."
Unmasking God: Revealing God in the Ordinary

(I left my own parish (never my Church) because of priests who seemed to 'block out God's mystical flow' and fill in the space with dry, untested dogma and rules about who 'deserves' grace (impossible!). God is indeed the Big Thing to which we aspire.)

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