I found working through these questions to be a valuable exercise today. And it’s an exercise very much like this that is leading me these days. Not setting myself up as a mystic, mind you. Too high range for me. And even if God gave me the grace of God’s Presence…I sure wouldn’t call myself a mystic! How awkward! ‘Mystic’ is a word that only other people — and very discerning ones — can affix to you, and preferably long after you’re dead. Calling oneself a ‘mystic’ is like laughing at one’s own jokes — it’s just a mistake.
That’s not only ‘nough said, it’s well said. Just the other day I had written my “don’t make the mistake of calling yourself a mystic” disclaimer for my book, and —at least for its first draft — I’m afraid it is rather bloated and verbose. How lovely to read the words of someone who can make that argument eloquently, elegantly and humorously in just a few well-chosen words.