Suffering is a part of everyone's life. Mystics must remain open to their own suffering and the suffering of others. Experiences whether good or painful remain the stuff of mystery. Mystics must embrace life's mysteries. Remain open to all in the love of Christ.
To see the world as mystics, we must remain humble and open to what the Universe is saying and doing. We must remain present and suspend judgment so we can truly learn - and enjoy. Appreciating all that is - good and challenging- is what we are called to do and be.
Mystics let all of their experiences guide them- especially the hurtful and negative ones. God uses it all - to love us. When we hurt, we have the opportunity to turn to God and others. In our pain, we can find healing. If we let ourselves, be present to it all. Jesus went to the edges of society. At the edges where pain and alienation exists, we find the Love of God.
How we spend our days - each day- is how we spend our lives. Mystics spend each day in awe and gratitude while working to love and help others. When we help others - we love God. Love is much more than a feeling- it is an action!
Everything is used by God - even sins and the bad that happens. Mystics recognize that nothing is wasted. We must learn to find God and love opportunities everywhere! Mystics leave their mark by recognizing and acknowledging and, when appropriate, pointing to Jesus Christ's presence in all things.
All mystics are positive people—or they are not mystics! We as mystics must remain in Christ's Hope, Joy and especially Love. Without it, we will not be living lives committed to Jesus Christ's commandment to love God and Others. We live positive lives as mystics - or just aren't mystics- yet.
It's Trinity Sunday and it is steeped in mystery. Our God is a relationship of Abba, Jesus and Spirit. Loving mystery for us to enjoy and ponder for a lifetime.
Mystics celebrate Pentecost as the gift of the Spirit to us and the world. It is also the birthday of the Christian Church. We hope for the Spirit to fill us up with wisdom and gratitude. Mystics are in awe of this gift of the Spirit!
As a Mystic, we see even the ordinary as mystical. Just because we are used to seeing it does not make it any less mysterious. It's very existence is still miraculous! It is still a mystery on how it truly came to be. Our small minds can only begin to comprehend it. We are humbled by all. God is all in all always!
Mystics gift those around them through their daily example of how to love and rest in God. They will offer advice, but it their example of how to live that has the biggest impact on others. No amount of words will suffice without the life witness they give. Be examples of Grace!