I am amazed

by the way the stuff I am led to investigate for my papers becomes a useful source of information for the questions people pose in real life.

I am writing – well getting ready to write – an essay on mysticism and ecstatic experiences in Christian spirituality.

Last night our group of women book readers spent a long time talking about this very subject. I’m not even sure what led up to the beginning of the conversation. It was good to share stories. It is good to remember the experiences we have had with God.

Then this morning, a staff member is getting into a book on psychic stuff. That is not where I want to go. I know too much to think that this stuff is harmless. It seems as if people are fascinated by spirituality but stay far away from the real source of spiritual power,God, finding their information in the “wisdom” of another human.

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