This is a 2007 article about Mother Teresa and her long, long Dark Night of the Soul she suffered from for over 50 years. She felt the absence of God and Jesus, the absence of their love and longed for it. Yet despite that, she did not falter in her serving of the poor and dying.
Many of you question or object to my posting of photos and videos of animal abuse and killing, and maybe of Mother Teresa quotes. Osho called her a hypocrite because she did not profess a life of meditation and was often with the rich and powerful carrying out her mission. She called herself a hypocrite because she constantly smiled and talked of God's love when all she felt was its absence and she longed for it.
Look, I am trying to hit you emotionally, to motivate you to move, to let you know, in this case, of someone who saw only emptiness, the Void, and apparently found it desolation because she felt no love there.
Bernadette Roberts, author of many books and long time friend referred to her own experience of the Great Void as a catastrophe, where her sense of presence, the oneness and ecstasy deserted her forever, leaving her in an "in-humane" emptiness and profound sense of loss.
I want some of you to know I know of your state. I want others to hear of Teresa and Benadette and the loss of the divine and love in the deeper states, but when love comes again, we become alive as the I Am. Don't expect miracles.
Part I of the article. Go to the link to find the original article in Time Magazine.