Thought of the Day

Quiet Charism

Have you ever noticed that you just like being near someone? There is magnetic invisible draw some people have that gathers people together, and forms communities.

Or have you experienced uncommonly good days, where nothing out of the ordinary happened but you just hung out with the people who remind you of who you are and how good being alive is?

Some miracles, or examples of prophesy are sensational. They can be moments where is seems like the physical laws of the universe seem like they have been suspended.

Others are more quiet.

“Pursue love and strive for the spiritual gifts, … those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation … those who prophesy build up the church. Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy” … read more of 1 Corinthians 14: 1-12

With people it can be more complicated. Attraction is a genuine form of Love, but since it is so fundamental and often experienced at a pre-concious level it can be confusing. If we make the effort to be self aware, and to fill our minds with the knowledge and Love of God, simple friendship Love can become a bedrock for our human relationships.

Could the draw towards green environments be an example of creation prophesying to us? The quiet call of God through the wind in the trees, or in the harmony of the spheres?The magnetic personality of God drawing us into deeper relationship. The mouth of a cave doesn’t form words, but the solidity of stone can speak to us. We are embedded in a conversation with our environment, in the present moment and on a cosmic scale.

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I wonder if we could try some contemplative photography using our mobile phones to record what we see but can’t quite physically grasp in our hands…we could look at our images in a later session, perhaps at a CLC meeting, on the big screen, and relive the moments of encounter with God’s world. The aim would be to look and see, rather than think too much about it (inspired by Thomas Merton’s Zen Photrograhy).

That sounds very interesting.
Have you found the #SensingSpirituality tag yet? Try searching for

Especially on Instagram.

The idea is that the tags help build up a visual library of images and moments where people have sensed something more than the five physical senses.

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