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Tools for Spiritual Growth

Summary of Mansions 1-3 Before we move to the fourth Mansions of the Interior Castle, here is an overview of Mansions 1-3. I summarized the main ideas under three headings: The Metaphor Critical Elements Additional Tools (for our Spiritual Growth). The

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Summary: Third Mansions Chapter Two

The critical question of the Third Mansions is:  Will I follow Jesus to freedom or simply fine-tune my “upright and carefully-ordered life”? The “spiritually mature” can struggle making progress because they become unteachable. They model Christian behavior. They instruct others.

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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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Reptiles

Full of a thousand preoccupations as they are, they pray only a few times a month, and as a rule they are thinking all the time of their preoccupations, for they are very much attached to them, and, where their

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