We have been warned, “Don’t jump off the deep end.” However, perhaps it is in the deep end we find God waiting for us. Frank Touti, a former Trappest monk challenges us:
“Conventional Christians secretly assure themselves that if they attend to the prescribed externals, go regularly to church, and don’t go off the deep end, they are pleasing to God (although in fact they are pleasing mostly to themselves). Nonetheless, we are called to “go off the deep end” by abandoning ourselves to the Lord’s care and to risk everything by letting go of everything.”
From Why Not Be a Mystic? By Frank X. Tuoti.