A Very Dark Thursday

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 Thomas Merton described the spiritual death of the Dark Night of the Soul as “the awful dereliction of the soul closed in upon itself.” This seems an apt description of what Jesus experienced on the last full day of his life, also known as Maundy Thursday, when all those he loved abandoned him.On the evening of Maundy Thursday many years ago, in the aftermath of my divorce, I entered a dimly lit sanctuary. Two glowing candles adorned the altar in a darkened sanctuary amid cros … [Read more...]