“Ordinary Mysticism”

A quote from The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: Mysticism can best be understood in an egalitarian and inclusive way... you don’t have to have supernatural experiences in order to be a mystic; therefore, everyone is called, if not to a life of extraordinary phenomena, then at least to the “ordinary mysticism” of the contemplative life. At the monastery this weekend, one of the monks asked me if I could explain this term "ordinary mysticism." Since it is in quotation marks in the book, I should … [Read more...]