Last year, I was praying at one of the statues of Jesus in the empty parish church. I had asked Jesus to come to me and help me with some tough issues at the time. Shortly after, I felt a presence in the church… to the point of instinctively reaching for my carry piece. Turned around and nobody was visible in the building. Then, I don’t want to call it a “voice,” but I became aware, or at least thought I became aware, that the presence I felt was Jesus. I felt an instant calming.
How can you tell if those situations are real or are the products of one’s mind? Same for the state of calmness felt in church at times.