New pope should be a mystic?

As someone exploring this side of myself, I found this article interesting:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-next-pope-should-be-a-mystic/2013/02/28/c301458e-81bb-11e2-b99e-6baf4ebe42df_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

Obviously, I am neither Catholic nor Christian but have been struggling with writing something about the mystic versus recon in heathenry and this definition seemed a place to consider:

“A mystic? Absolutely! Contrary to popular perception, a mystic is not a magician or a crystal-ball-gazer. A mystic is rather a person who has had an experience of God’s love so unmistakable that it changes him or her forever, imparting a confidence that cannot be shaken, a humility that cannot be doubted, a freedom that exudes love and gentleness and authenticity. A mystic knows from experience, not books, that we are each beautiful beyond our understanding, loved beyond our capacity to love, united beyond our perceptions of difference and division.”

Mystic truths are about a powerful and earthshaking personal experience that changes you.  The trick is to be humble about how you apply them to others.

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