Many Chrisitians are so afraid of becoming New Age that they shut out all personal, spiritual experiences. Catholics mistrust revelations of other Christians and Protestants often think that Catholics are open to the occult by praying to Mary and the Saints. They even wonder if we are even saved! Let's not behave like arrogant, closed minded Pharisees but humbly trust in God to lead and teach us as, leaving condemnation to the Evil One.
Often Christians must simply acknowledge that we cannot intellectually grasp all heavenly mysteries. We choose to continue our walk in, with and through the Holy Spirit, trusting in God without fear of making a mistake. We cannot allow fear of the devil and deception to be stronger than our trust in God's Mercy and Grace. Fear freezes us, often preventing the inner spiritual journey that leads to fullness of life in Christ. Trust me, I know what fear can do to a person. Now I realize that God the Father will bring me into the light; He will lead me into all truth.
I once attended a retreat where a Madonna House priest, actually Archbishop Raya, the Archbishop of Lebanon, once said,
"Don't be afraid of making mistakes because Jesus will wash you clean and then tell you to go play again. He does not say, 'stand in the corner and don't you DARE get dirty again'. Just like a mother, who bathes a dirty child and then tells him to go outside and play again."
Trust more in God's power than the devil's. As Chrisitains, we are often leery of personal revelation. As we approach Pentecost, let's give the Holy Spirit permission to do His job . Don't lock God up in a box.