Saturday, June 2, 2012

Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism - 8

p. 53: Mysticism (getting in sync with God's will; surrender to ultimate Reality; in love with the Absolute) v. Magic (self-seeking transcendentalism; deliberate exaltation of the will; individualistic, acquisitive) / Jesus was constantly redirecting His disciples from magic to mysticism.

I choose mysticism with my will. I pray that my heart will follow. It is here that I can hope for true healing. It is here that I can place honest value on love given and received, while acknowledging the painful and the wrong aspects of behaviors.

1 comment:

  1. Acts 8:9-13

    9 Now a certain man named Simon had previously practised magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great. 10All of them, from the least to the greatest, listened to him eagerly, saying, ‘This man is the power of God that is called Great.’ 11And they listened eagerly to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 12But when they believed Philip, who was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13Even Simon himself believed. After being baptized, he stayed constantly with Philip and was amazed when he saw the signs and great miracles that took place.