I tell ya, folks, I’m feeling more and more like an alien every day.
Sometimes I’ll have a little spare time and read sites that claim to offer “Christian news” stories. Some are distinctly liberal, offering globalist propaganda. The others are distinctly conservative evangelical. So far, I’ve not found one that attempts to cover news of interest to Christian mystics. Either way, as previously noted, it’s all about various forms of cultural and political influence.
And in more mundane terms, while I can certainly understand the folks I encounter daily, I still feel like I’ve come from another planet. Once or twice during conversation, I’ve used that image of myself when something I said seemed too far outside their experience. I’m not trying to put them off; I can tell they aren’t that interested in the first place. I’m just trying to save them the trouble. When folks really want to understand, your heart can tell. The Holy Spirit is present to open the door of their souls.
Right now, that’s not too often. Most of the time I’m just an alien, harmless and going about my sometimes inexplicable concerns. Most of the time I can tell that people around me have me placed on a mental hook; they only think they know me. Again, I’m not hiding and not smug about this. It’s just the nature of things. I really do belong to a different world.
We who belong to the Sheik of Heaven are just visitors here.