Here is part of St John of the Cross’ poem, ‘Song of the Soul that is glad to know God by Faith’, in the Roy Campbell translation: ‘How well I know that fountain’s rushing flow / Although by night. … The eternal source hides in the Living Bread / That we with life eternal may be fed / Though it be night. / Here to all creatures it is crying, hark! / That they should drink their fill though in the dark, / For it is night. / This living fount which is to me so dear /   Within the bread of life I see it clear / Though it be night’.

In these days of Advent, in a time of pandemic, these Eucharistic words come as a balm to the soul.

May you be strengthened in your own spiritual way, whatever that may be, and may God bless you this day.