My youngest daughter, Audra, was describing a recent life encounter that brought back similar memories from my early days as a Christian. She would be walking around town high on God looking at people and thinking that if they only knew what she was experiencing. Well she accompanied a friend to a concert who let her know that this was his religion. Afterwards as they are walking home he makes the same comment, “if these people only knew what I just experienced”.
It just makes you wonder, am what I am experiencing just another human emotion that is universally shared in different ways? To a certain extent the answer is “yes”. From the beginning of time people have touched and been touched by God as Audra had. Simultaneously, since the beginning of time, people have touched and been touched by the spirits behind idolatry.
The difference matters.