Denmark: How a non-believing journalist met Jesus
What does a non-believing journalist ask Jesus when he appears right in front of her?
Danish journalist and author Charlotte Rørth was not a religious or spiritual person. In fact, she grew up in an atheïst intellectual family and was certainly not searching for something. But one day, totally unexpectedly, she met Jesus.
Somehow the meeting was prepared. While in Andalucia in southern Spain to write an article on olive oil production, Rørth visited the town of Baeza. There an old woman came up to her with a strange message: “You are called to tell the most important story in the world,” she said. Rørth thought the woman was crazy, and didn’t give it much attention.
‘I couldn’t move. I thought I was hit by a stroke.’
The next day, when visiting the famous El Salvador chapel in Udeba, Rørth suddenly froze. “I couldn’t move. I thought I was hit by a stroke as I felt completely paralyzed. But there was also an overwhelming sense of peace and joy. When my guide Andrea entered the chapel, he said: ‘Wow, Charlotte, how come you have this light around you? You are glowing!’ We both felt something was happening, but I had no idea it had to do with God.”
Back in Denmark life went back to normal, until one day she walked her dog in the forest. Out of the blue, a beam of light touched her head, went right through her body and projected her into another world. “I immediately knew it was the presence of God. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved as in that moment.”