Yearly Archives: 2013

Distractions

Teresa of Avila gives three examples of how godly and prayerful people can be distracted from following Jesus: First example: A wealthy person without an heir loses a portion of their wealth, yet still has enough to live on. Teresa

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The Problem with Spiritual Maturity

I have known a few souls who . . . for many years lived an upright and carefully ordered life, both in soul and in body and then, after all these years, when it has seemed as if they must

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Summary: Third Mansions – Chapter One

To get this far into the Interior Castle we experienced “perfect misery” in battling temptations, our own weaknesses, and the tricks of Devil. Teresa celebrates this accomplishment and now encourages us to surrender our will to Jesus. Surrendering our will

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Aridity

Consider carefully . . . so that these periods of aridity may teach you to be humble, and not make you restless, which is the aim of the devil. Be sure that, where there is true humility, even if God

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Serving the Servants

What can we do for a God so generous that he died for us, created us, and gives us being? Shouldn’t we consider ourselves lucky to be able to repay something of what we owe him for his service toward

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