Thursday, March 5, 2015
Mystic or Nothing
Today is the birthday of Karl Rahner, one of the 20th century's most influential theologians. In the middle of the last century he said, "The Christian of the future will either be a mystic or nothing at all." The "future" is now. A mystical experience, to over-simplify, is a direct experience of God. These tulips in the springtime brought God immediately to my mind. I became lost in Beauty.
As I think about the extra time that I have been given, one of the goals that is clearest for me is to let God make me a mystic and to encourage as many people as I can to do the same.