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May 19

Mystery is a gift to the Mystic

We can tend to see mystery as problem instead of as a gift.  It’s a mystery so it is beyond me.  Why bother?  But, a Mystic sees mystery as the invitation to ponder it for a lifetime - and to reap the benefits of praying and reflecting over it.  The Trinity is just such a mystery .  So is Jesus’s Incarnation, Life, Death and Resurrection. All of these mysteries give the Mystic a lifetime of glorious reflection.  These mysteries can us give so much food for contemplation and action.  Mystics live the here and now while reflecting on the great mysteries of faith and life.  All great things in life are mysteries. Life, pain, joy and death are all mysteries that we will never completely understand.  And, they are not meant to be fully understood in this world.  As Christian Mystics, we believe we can explore them in this lifetime - and in the afterlife with our Triune God and the community of saints.  As a Mystic, live within the great mysteries of life!

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