The Secret Sorrow of Saints

It’s not the going without.

It’s not the standing firm through any season.

It’s not risking prison and torture for a belief.

It’s not offering one’s own life as a living sacrifice.

It’s not even the suffering they bear on behalf of those they’ll never know.

It’s the sorrow they feel for those of us

who will never know the love, joy and contentment

of being completely one with the Lord.

To give one’s self over totally to the Author of our existence

is an unspeakable joy, which causes every saint to weep

because they cannot convey it in words or deeds.

They can only point the way,

for it is both universal and singular,

and can only be experienced within our own tears.

ADJ

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