As one who has been born again in the waters of baptism - New Life - a reality. A few months ago I had the opportunity to speak with a gentleman who had a spiritual experience - time when he touched the Divine. He could not really put the experience into words - that special moment - defying common vocabulary. Through our conversation - I could sense - feel - see in his eyes - what he was attempting to share with me. He wanted to be baptized - following church rules - a waiting game - until the Easter Vigil. I have not spoken with him yet - the experience to be shared at a future date when I return to Illinois - the news is Good.
When people come seeking God - they often find Him - in special ways. Very often caught off guard - not expecting to touch - the Divine. When it is real - one knows it - cannot be faked. In the Easter Season - many opportunities to experience - again and again the real presence of God - Jesus - the Holy Spirit - in our lives.
Deacon Dale - Father Matt - Deacon Jerry - Commemorating Their Baptism in the Jordan River