Sunday, October 9th

How amazing and pitiful it is that the soul be so utterly weak and impure that the hand of God, though light and gentle, should feel too heavy and contrary. ¬†For the hand of God does not press down or weigh on the soul, but only touches it; and this mercifully, for God’s aim is to grant it favors and not to chastise it.

– St. John of the Cross