An acquaintance on Facebook posted an item about an upcoming retreat put on by one of the promoters of doubtful mystical messages. I won’t give the details here, but here’s my reaction.
First, a word from Scripture: 2 Tim. 4:3-4 (RSV):
3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
These nut cases with all their phony apparitions and mystics and apocalyptic stuff run retreats? Oy. As in the times of St. Paul, people want to have their “ears tickled”, so they go chasing after phony mystical messages instead of devoting themselves to classic doctrine, Scripture, etc. People want to be “in” on the latest “message from God” and “know” what’s “really happening” — the result is a sort of gnosticism disguised as Catholicism.