Mysticism and Twitter

Mysticism gets a bum rap in Christianity. Mysticism, in my words, is personal experiences you’ve had with God. I have had several moments of sheer beauty and thrill that can only be chalked up to God. I’ve told very few people about them.

The reason for that is that no one would understand. It’s awful hard to explain it in such a way that doesn’t sound corny, dumb, or just plain weirdish.

When you do explain it, people condemn it, convince you it wasn’t what you thought it was and wonder, “Hmm, you going charismatic on me?”

Therefore, the chief rule in mysticism is to not tell anyone. If something is too hard to explain, don’t explain it. Hast thou faith, have it to yourself before God. There is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

Modern Christianity is ruined by technology. We have our blogs and Twitter and Facebook. We put up our updates about our thrilling lives for all to see. This is mostly good and I enjoy it. Keeps people in touch.

But some Christians attempt to share every little detail of their faith and quite honestly, give it a rest. Much of faith, your “personal relationship with Christ,” is supposed to be between you and Christ, not you and the millions upon millions of potential readers on the internet.

How much of our growth and learning is squandered because we share every single spiritual thought with others? We get bogged down in explanations, arguments, defensive structures raised because someone didn’t get what we were saying.

Let it go. Enjoy what you have with Christ. Keep it private, between you and your Lord. Jesus spent time with His Father alone and we have no record of what took place there. Be like Christ here.

3 thoughts on “Mysticism and Twitter”

  1. I think there are other issues going on with Jesus, but it might be a support to a point. There is a tendency to brag about how awesome I am cuz’n God just done did somethin for me. Imagine how proud I’d be if the Son of God raised a dead family member! I think silence has always been under-rated and even more so in our loud society.

  2. I agree. You can lead ’em up to the carnival ride, but you can’t ride it for them.

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