Monday, August 08, 2011

mysticism


When you lose the mystical level, you always become moralistic as a cheap substitute.

Richard Rohr

So the Beloved and I have been having lots of conversations. You might even say we have had a few lovers' spats. Of course, I am the only one doing the spatting--so to speak.

I'd kind of like to be let in on the plan. The Beloved seems to want to keep the mystery.

I have never really liked surprises. Perhaps that explains why faith challenges me. If the outcome is known, it's not really faith is it?

I've tried the moralistic route. Not for me. I'll stick with the mystery--and the mysticism--even though surprises do not thrill me.

Do you hear that, Beloved? I am here for the long haul. But if you want me to go with surprises...they'd better be good.

2 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

This made me laugh - mostly because I'm exactly there, and happy to not be alone. :-)

Kathryn Grace said...

I'm not fond of nasty surprises either, but I do rather enjoy the good ones.

Reading between the lines, I'm sorry you're having a rough go of it and ask that you receive relief and comfort.