Appointments With Mystery
I am going to break from my usual format for my Sunday Meditations where I usually reflect on the Sunday Gospel and readings. This week I would like to share a reflection I wrote while on retreat. It is based on a writing of Thomas Merton where he talks about keeping our appointments with Mystery.
In my last post, I spoke about clearing out clutter in our souls. Keeping those appointments with Mystery through prayer, meditation on Scripture and good, solid spiritual reading are some ways to do this.
Our God~ Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is Mystery itself. Let's not keep Him waiting...
Keeping My Appointments With Mystery
When I keep my appointments with Mystery, I find myself sinking into the depths of myself to that place in me where You my Lord and God, Mystery Itself, dwell.
And my soul, finding You there, can only find itself praising You.
In this wordless praise my heart is calmed and heavenly peace fills me.
This peace that only You can give is a peace that can reign no matter what is going on around me.
This unconditional peace, born of silent interior praise of You,
is mine and remains with me when I keep my appointments with You,
*Photos taken by K. Searson: St Joseph by the Sea, S. Mantoloking, NJ; May 2012