In St. John of the Cross’s poetry, the dark night is also a night of profound, even ecstatic beauty.
by Amy Frykholm
Most spiritual leaders have wrestled with faith. Most of your pastors and most of the people that you look up to have questioned their faith and doubted God. It’s just that when we do it, we call it fancy, poetic things, like, “The dark night of the soul.”
Maybe what sociologists call mainline decline is God pulling us away from external things so we can rediscover our union with God in love.