Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mark's Vision of the Tilted Cross

First, I would like to apologize for not posting last month.  I have been wrapping up my ordination process to become a priest in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches.  After two and half years of study and finishing a lengthy Canonical Exam, my "anam cara" Kirk and I were ordained in the great tradition by our beloved Bishop Wayne of the Diocese of Saint Patrick, in Sparta, Tennessee yesterday at the Crossroads Cathedral at Bryn Athyn!

This morning, somewhere between sleep and wake (what I have come to call another "thin place" wherein the veil between heaven and earth seems to be stretched thin) I heard these words in an internal audible voice:  "The cross in the earth will tilt, and many will fall from it."  Then I had a vision of a three-dimensional cross tilting or leaning over on its side at about a 45 degree angle.  As I looked closer, I could see tiny people all over the cross; many had fallen off, others were sliding, some were dangling by one hand, and still others were embracing it and clinging to it with all their might.