Section 4 Understanding Salvation - 15 The Road Less Travelled

Taking the Road Less Travelled

Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Matthew 7:13-14"

In Christian theology, "Mystical theology is the science which treats of acts and experiences or states of the soul which cannot be produced by human effort or industry even with the ordinary aid of Divine grace. It comprises among its subjects all extraordinary forms of prayer, the higher forms of contemplation in all their varieties or gradations,  private revelations, visions, and the union growing out of these between God  and the soul, known as the mystical union."1. Saint Therese of Avila and Saint John of the Cross are two doctors of the church that have written about their mystical experiences.

What I have come to learn is that what is described in mystical theology is the Way of the Cross. The purpose of this discussion is not to narrate the story of my journey but to explain the journey from God’s point of view. Whatever personal experience I share is to simply clarify the message from God.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost


Question: I understand that everyone will walk this path. Who are the ones who walk this path while they are still living on earth?

God’s answer:

This way


Shepherd’s staff with the heart of Jesus Christ

They are truly homesick.
They turn to Me for directions.

Question: What is a “truly homesick” person?

God’s answer:

Stressed out
They are heavily laden.

To describe what it means to be heavily laden, God gave the song “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”. This song is also an invitation for those who are truly homesick to turn to Jesus.

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