You don’t need to be a monk or a nun to be a mystic. Every single one of us is meant to be one, and through the Christian tradition this can happen at our local parish church. Fr Jeffrey Kirby’s book tells us how.
This is the fifth and final in our series, the Cloister in the Cul-de-Sac. In this one Charlie Deist and I discuss how, once we have established the life of prayer and service to others, we can take active steps to engage with others around us.
You don’t need to take vows, you don’t need a third order, or for there to be a community already in existence to have a community. Do the prayer of community and fellowship will come to you. It starts with the Spirit and then people will come.
If we are lonely we have to look at ourselves first. Someone once said to me (and it was only slightly tongue-in-cheek): ‘If you’re not happy with your parish, then please don’t come to ours, we don’t don’t want you messing up our church too.’
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