David Fly's Magical Mystery Tour
I’m tempted to copy the entire essay here, but I don’t want to hog the hits. So I’ll just provide this snippet from early in the piece:
Over forty years ago, on the eve of my graduation from seminary, I got the jitters. Was I doing something God wanted me to do? How would I know? When would I know? I took my questions to my liturgics professor, Tom Talley. “How often do you know that the Holy Spirit is working in your life?” I asked. Father Talley was quiet for a moment. Then he smiled and said, “Oh, I figure about every ten years.”You must read his reflections on that counsel and how it has come to fruition in his life.
I was stunned. This wasn’t the answer I had been looking for.
You’ll also read about David’s encounter with a disgusted graduate student who is inclined to ditch her study of statistics and establish a “Society for the Preservation of Amazement.” David has found that Society, and so have I … and so have many of you, I bet, if your eyes and spirits are open.
David’s a master storyteller, gifted preacher, and dear friend. Hie thee hither and read about the Magical Mystery Tour.