River of suffering – St. John of the Cross
And I saw the river over which every soul must pass
to reach the kingdom of heaven
and the name of that river was suffering:
and I saw a boat which carries souls across the river
and the name of that boat was love.
PS: This poem is attributed to St. John but I have not been able to find the source. If you know the source, please email me at RCSpiritualDirection@gmail.com
Art: John of the Cross, Zurbarán, Wikimedia Commons.
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