from Faed Fiada (Cry of the Deer/St. Patrick’s Breastplate) St. Patrick:
“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right,
Christ on my left, Christ in breadth, Christ in length,
Christ in height, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.”
“Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever!” ST. John Baptiste de la Salle
I would have laughed, but about a year ago I witnessed the miraculous image of Saint Homobonus of Cremona’s hat in the static of my television; I reasonably concluded that God wanted me to stare at it, talk about, call the news, and not actually become a better human being.
This was just poking fun, but there are mystical experiences of many varieties that cannot be explained away or made fun of.