June 5, 2021

Awareness is a very popular topic in modern psycho-spirituality.  When we become aware, that is, when we see the phenomena of cause and effect clearly and accurately in our lives, we are empowered to live in the truth and to act justly.  The challenge of course is that, insofar as the scientist is always part of the experiment, our efforts to become totally detached and have a totally objective view of things will always be compromised.  This is why we must look to the Cross!  The Cross is a boundary marker, a placeholder and a point of reference.  The Cross exists independently of my particular psychological landscape and will always be there – etched in my very soul – to serve as the line of distinction that allows me to freely step outside of the drama of the self and stand in some new place.  The primary fruit of this act of awareness is the gift of being with the Father, the fulfillment of the fundamental desire that motivates our whole lives.  Let’s not get deluded into thinking that we need some fancy method of meditation or the wisdom of some new age guru on this spiritual path.  Let’s instead become everyday mystics by digging deep and humbly accepting the gift of the Cross as it already exists in our lives.  In this way, we shall invite others into this same act of awareness that makes us free to be children of God together. Ave Crux, Spes Unica!

2 thoughts on “June 5, 2021

  1. Oh Brothers! You go straight to the point! This line, ” Let’s instead become everyday mystics by digging deep and humbly accepting the gift of the Cross as it already exists in our lives.”
    How does one become an everyday mystic? By it’s third definiton; it is one who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect. Can you please explain this profound and deep statement.

    Striving for humilty. Your sister in Christ, Margie

  2. Greetings sister Margie,
    Our minds, by the intellect, apprehend/grasp sensory phenomena and truths. We appropriate those bits of information to ourselves and make judgments, as spiritual beings, based on what we have apprehended. As we grow in the spiritual life, however, we learn that this sensory information is not only limited but is oftentimes misinterpreted, and thus our judgment errs, causing us to miss the mark of a life of truth. We must therefore learn to see beyond the data that the intellect is constantly presenting to us – realizing that all of reality has a single Christic pattern – and instead take the risk of encountering that which is beyond, that which is being signified by the data in the first place. This one is the living God who invites us into friendship, intimacy and new life.
    Peace to you!

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