St. John of the Cross says, What are you really after? Do you want spirituality? Mystical experience? Nice warm feelings in your prayer? Or do you want God? If you want God you must let go of all substitute satisfactions. To go into the darkness with faith, trust, and loving desire for God, however distant he may seem, can be one of life’s greatest journeys.

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

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