Much Christian mysticism centers around “The Sacrament” — communion.
With that in mind, here’s a quote I found today. It was written by Richard Hooker (c.1552-1600), one of the founding theologians of the Anglican Church, perhaps best known for coining the term “via media” (“middle road” between Catholicism and Protestantism). The quote is part of a larger document in which he is discussing how to handle the different ways Catholics and Protestants interpret the Lord’s Supper.
Hooker describes the mystical; think deeply on his words and consider them in light of Scripture to see if they stand up in God’s light. That’s what Christian meditation is all about. (Because Hooker uses such long sentences, I’ll set it up like a poem to make it easier to read. ) From The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, written as if Jesus were speaking:
“This hallowed food,
through concurrence of divine power,
is in verity and truth, unto faithful receivers,
instrumentally a cause of that mystical participation
whereby I make myself wholly theirs,
so I give them in hand an actual possession
of all such saving grace
as my sacrificed body can yield,
and as their souls do presently need,
this is to them and in them