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The entering into the second half of life raises questions of loss, failure, meaning and purpose. John of the Cross uses the image of ‘nights’ to describe the unfolding journey.
The second half of life is a time when a reassessment takes place of our day-to-day life and spiritual life. Indeed, it is when our spiritual life often reclaimed, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. John of the Cross uses the image of ‘Nights’ to explore and explain how we are impelled to confront our own humanity in the context of ageing, failure and loss. John pre-empts modern psychologists in presenting us with a roadmap of what we can expect on this journey. He shows that what we view as failure and loss are the means used by God for our receiving the gift of grace and transformation of the soul by God.
Geoff Stumbles & Fr. Greg Homeming, OCD