Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Saint Teresa of Avila

Turning our thoughts from Saint Clare for a moment, I'd like to point out something that St. Teresa of Avila has said to help keep us focused this Lent.

“ If we attain to the perfect possession of this true love of God, it brings all blessings with it. But so niggardly and so slow are we in giving ourselves wholly to God that we do not prepare ourselves as we should to receive that precious thing which it is His Majesty's will that we should enjoy only at a great price.” (Life, chapter 11, paragraph 1)

St Teresa gives us some poignant words to ponder.

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