Today's Liturgy asks that we, by imitating John of the Cross closely at all times, may come to contemplate eternally the glory of God. Now, I love John of the Cross, so I went back to some of the verses of his poems that really have spoken to me in the past. Here is a bit from "The Dark Night":
"One dark night, fired with love's urgent longings
-Ah, the sheer grace!- I went our unseen, my house being now all stilled...
With no other light or guide that the one that burned in my heart;
This guided me more surely than the light of noon
To where He waited for me - Him I knew so well-
In a place where no one else appeared.
O guiding night! O night more lovely than the dawn! O night that has united
The Lover with His beloved, Transforming the beloved in her Lover...."