This great saint wrote, in his ‘Sayings of Light and Love’: ‘When evening comes, you will be examined in love.  Learn to love as God desires to be loved …’

Notice the passive: ‘as God desires to be loved’, so we must love. And it is in the evening of our life that we will be examined on that love. Perhaps we can reflect today on our love for God – is it ‘as He desires to be loved’?

May the prayers of St John of the Cross assist us, and may God bless us with His Love this day.