On June 16, 1963 Jewish mystic Abraham Joshua Heschel sent President John F. Kennedy a note regarding the American civil rights movement indicating “This hour calls for high moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.” How can we know if we have high moral grandeur and spiritual audacity? The top ten indicators are:
Number 10: Someone has accused you of moral grandeur or spiritual audacity. People often know it when they see it.
Number 9: You are a Unitarian Universalist, a religious people who are often morally grand and spiritually audacious.
Number 8: Are a 21st Century Transcendentalist.
Number 7: Undertake mystical spiritual pilgrimages to find deeper meaning.
Number 6: Love living into divine mystery.
Number 5: Tend to be attracted to and attract mystics with your aura.
Number 4: Are currently in the midst of your solo pursuit of the Ox.
Number 3: Embrace emergence.
Number 2: Seriously talk to God.
Number 1: God seriously talks back.
If more than seven out of ten of these indications are present you probably suffer from moral grandeur and spiritual audacity. Seek help immediately.