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“You’re a Mysteryunicorn
Like poetry
Like a parable,

A rhyme or a riddle.

You’re a mystery
wrapped in a cloud
shouting so loud
waiting to be discovered
You’re a mystery

And I want to waste my life and search You out, search You out.”   ~Misty Edwards

I’ve hesitated to share more of my own journey on this website. It, and the Monks of Viriditas attached to it, are intended to encourage all believers, including those like me with an Evangelical background, to consider and experience the intimate connection with God available to us through such mystic practices as contemplation and lectio divina   Colossians 1:27 talks about making known “the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”   Connecting with the truth of “Christ in me, the hope of glory” is precisely why we encourage contemplation so strongly.

I believe there is a great hunger for ‘real’ intimacy, ‘real’ relationship with God in we who were raised as church kids, knowing about God but missing a true experience of Him.

In the Celtic Christianity tab, we’ve deliberately been as inclusive as we can, while showing the biblical basis for the principles we embrace. Everyone who wants to is welcome to join us in exploring a mystic expression of our faith. We are clear that beyond agreement with the Creeds, and considering what’s put forth in the recommended resources, we each have our own path to follow.

No monk is required to agree with my path, but in our commitment to transparency, I feel obliged to share my process.

It’s no secret that I feel a strong connection to Scotland.  The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. A ‘mythic’ creature, it symbolises mystery. Beyond all our systematic theologies, our Creator remains a Mystery. Both Christ-in-me and Christ himself is described as Mystery.  In Colossians 2:2 Paul desires his hearers to “have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ.”

In January a friend sent me a link to podcasts from Scotland Ablaze.  I’m intrigued and so drawn to the teachings given there particularly by Abi Mackriell and Stephen McKie.  I’m challenged as well, and continue to work these things out with the Holy Spirit.

Following Mystery by Abi Mackriell can be listened to here.

Like the song quoted above, I want to waste my life to search this Mystery out.  I’m following the Unicorn.

 

 

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