Matthew 14:25 says, “In the fourth watch of the night he came towards them, walking on the sea.”
Jesus, walking on the water.
It occurred to me this morning that this single verse holds the key to the three basic types of faith: magical, rational, and mystical.
- The magical person reads Matthew 14:25 and says, “This proves that Jesus was the Son of God.”
- The rational person reads this verse and says, “This proves that the Gospel is just a myth.”
- The mystical person reads it and says, “This doesn’t particularly prove anything, but it certainly stretches the imagination to all that might be possible when we are immersed in the Divine.”
Which one are you?