[quote="Julia_Mae, post:11, topic:255580"]
I had a DRE who once said to me, "The Communion of Saints is mentorship." We hear stories like Dale Earnhardt Jr who crashed his race car and felt himself, semi-conscious, being lifted up and out of the burning wreckage. The film shows no one around the car as his head and shoulders emerged. He is convinced it was his Dad.
So, we hear these stories and they are always about life threatening situations but why does it have to be that for them to help us? It's like we think they are all distant and would only come in an emergency. .
I mean, there are way more of them, our loved ones and our Guardian Angels and the Saints and everyone wants us to make good choices and be close to God and get to Heaven. And they want to help us. They love us. Why shouldn't we turn to them, which to me always means turning to God, in the form of those closer to Him, for everything? I don't mean worship them but - well - if your child lost something and was looking for it, wouldn't you help her? or him? If your friend was nervous about a job interview wouldn't you encourage them? I think they must do a better job than we do.
We are the Church Militant, we are struggling here, but never alone. They are the Church Triumphant, let's all just get together and be closer. I can't think that can be anything but good.
I have heard of several people who had similar experiences. I will discuss this with a spiritual director (when i find one). Once again, I love your spirituality :)