“The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.”–Karl Rahner.
Fr. Bob Struzynski, OFM told me that a couple of years ago during one of my visits to Mt. Irenaeus. It resonated for me then and continues to more and more each day and week. I am drawn more and more to the mystical Christ. I always was. There was always something much deeper than words for me. Much emphasis is spent on studying the Word, and while I must admit that the Word speaks deeply to me it is the “non-word” that speaks even more. The world of the monastic need not be confined to the cloister. What is sought in a monastery may be brought to the home, the workplace, wherever I happen to be. Maybe I had to go to a monastery or a retreat house to find this, but I don’t have to stay there. The world desperately needs the mystical presence of the Creator. Glory be to the Creator, the Christ and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.