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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mosaic Monday- All about mystics

Mosaic Monday
The Mystics
Bear with me as I share some of my week-end retreat in this way.



"Mystics on the Move"
Art by Sr Marie Becker
I will tell you more about this marvelous piece of art at a later date.

There is quite a marvelous spiritual movement in the world today.

"Mystics on the Move"
What does Mysticism Mean, and who cares?

Mystic was a scary word to me, until this weekend.
My idea of a mystic was someone who was way over there in an unattainable place I could never reach, maybe even a little 'looney'.
Boy was I ever wrong.

The definition our presenter used.

Mysticism is

The desire of the human soul to have union with the Devine.
According to Merton the desire itself is pleasing to God, as long as we are trying.

Thomas Merton, my favorite, wrote.

Click on to enlarge


My mosaic for today is
some of the most well known mystics.




 Center, Thomas Merton, he is more real to me.
1st. on the left to the right -Soren Kierkegaard, I remember a little from college.
2)Hildegard of Bengin
3) Augustine of Hippo
4) Catherine of Sienna
5) Down the right side, Theresa of Calcutta
6) Theresa of Avila
7) Bonaventure, sorry bad selection for a pic.
8) John of the Cross, to the left
9) Julian of Norwich
10) Thomas Aquinas, up the left. Gotta know him, I was educated by the Dominicans.
11) Teilhard de Chardin
12) Beloved, St. Francis of Assisi 

"Christians of the future will either be a mystic or he/she will not be a Christian at all."
Karl Rahner, S.J.


This make sense to me when I look around at politicians and others who profess to be Christian.
There is so much hypocrisy.

Being mystical does not mean being perfect.
It means living each day with the understanding that you always walk with God and you act as if you know it and therefore treat others and nature as such.


From scripture we learn

We will be known as Christians, because of our love for each other.
Forgive me for being judgementel, but I hear some call themselves Christian yet I cannot see it in their treatment towards others.




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6 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Meditation is also a difficult concept for me and not necessarily what I might once have thought.

Dishesdone said...

Interesting mosaic! Great subject for a mosaic!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fascinating post! I will have to do some research on this subject.

Jinksy said...

Mystical does it for me...

GrandmaK said...

What a wonderful post. Look forward to more! Cathy

Mary said...

What a terrific post! And I have to agree with you that there is so much hypocrisy around these days.

"Being mystical does not mean being perfect.
It means living each day with the understanding that you always walk with God and you act as if you know it and therefore treat others and nature as such."

Yes, oh yes!