Stanza 23 and Commentary on It in The Spiritual Canticle by St. John of the Cross
My commentary on Section 5, Paragraph 1
Oftentimes we don’t see what God has planned. In fact, almost all of the time. For some reason, I think of Sept. 11, 2001 when the world was turned upside down and how over the next several days, the world became one in its grief for the victims of the plane crashes. How God almost ordained this greater good of bringing the world together in this moment instead of what could have been an opportunity for more evil, an eye for eye.
Lord, thank You for those moments, both on a large global scale and on a personal level, in which You draw good from evil. May I be open to seeing/experiencing those moments. Amen.