Artist: Walter Gramatté
Oh, my. It is a very short quotation that I'm bringing you today but it is one that pierces my heart - truly.
O Lord, I am further away from me than from You!
-- Sorin Cerin
I am happy to have found the quotation. Happy, as well, to have found out about its author.
This quotation reminds me that St. John of the Cross emphasized the teaching that to know oneself is to know God. He was not at all saying that the self is identical to God. No, he was saying that the only obstacle to knowing God is the self.