Recently, a good friend referred to me as a mystic. It stopped me in my tracks. Was I? What made him think so? And, then it dawned on me, this was want I actually wanted to be – a catholic mystic. I started this blog site to encourage catholic mysticism. I had come to agree with Karl Rahner who believed the church would only contain mystics in the future. Dogma and doctrines – and even family tradition – would no longer be enough to draw people to be practicing Catholics. It would take mysticism. So, yes, I do hope to be a catholic mystic. I hope to be seen as one with an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ and drawn to live and worship with other Catholic Christians. I wish to be a part of a movement to deeper relationships with others who are Christian – and those who are not – as we live lives of loving service to others. And in doing so, I hope to find great joy and needed strength to live a life worthy of my calling and devotion to Jesus Christ.