I’m probably going to end up really hating myself for asking this but I do feel compelled. Last night I was sitting in the General Conference preisthood meeting and the Prophet Gordon B. Hinkley was telling a story about one of the former missionaries in Hawaii who had a vision where he went to what appeared to be a temple, washed himself clean, and joined in with all the righteous saints he’d known in his life. He was very relieved to find that although he was late to whatever meeting it was, he had kept himself clean. And then the talk continued about the importance of “keeping ourselves clean” from the sins of this generation.
Since I am an occasioanl poster here, I was wondering what my Catholic friends would think about such a talk. Many of them are peppered with appearances of Jesus (especially at the temple) or visions of a religious nature. As I understand it, the Catholics teach that there is no more public revelation but that private revelation is still wide open.
So, how many of you believe that that Jesus still visits His children today? Do you believe that if you purified yourself sufficiently, you would get a personal visit? Have you ever know anyone that claims to have seen Him (and weren’t an obvious nut)?
I do have to tell you one story. It’s a missionary story, back when I was doing my two years. I met a man who was a temple worker in the Los Angelos temple and he used to invite me and my companion to dinner occasioanlly. On one of those occasions, he told us that he was sleeping in his bed one evening and was awoken by a “visitor”. This “visitor” took him to the seashore, walked out on the water and bade him to follow. Much to his surprise, he was able. Because of the sacred nature of this dream, I am leaving out tons of detail. He said that for three days after this dream, he was too weak too get out of bed.
Anybody else have a story to share?