Stanza 3 and Commentary on It in The Spiritual Canticle by St. John of the Cross
My commentary specifically on Section 2, Paragraph 1
Do I desire to do something for God that will cost me something? Not monetarily, but in terms of my pride, of what others think of me? What am I willing to sacrifice? Shouldn’t it be everything?
Even this act of going through the Spiritual Canticle, stanza by stanza, and reflecting on St. John’s commentary, and sharing my own thoughts on them can become an obstacle if I become too attached to them.
Lord, let not this devotion become an obstacle to You and let my word be the least I sacrifice for You. Amen.