Fray Antonio de Jesús, his companion since the beginnings of the order in Duruelo, stood before St John of the Cross and said: “Padre Juan, cheer up, trust in God and remember the deeds we did and the labors we endured in the beginnings of this religious life.”
John of the Cross, with a loud voice, apparently a bit exhausted, covered his ears with his hands:
Don’t tell me that, Father. Tell me my sins!
From the account of the death of St. John of the Cross by Fray Diego de Jesús