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The Sword

Much of our thinking revolves around a work and reward system. ¬†If I work hard, I’m rewarded. If I don’t work hard, I deal with the consequences. We generally believe the work/reward system governs life – or should. If the

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Should I Worry About Sin?

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Background Discussions about sin can cause various reactions. Some intuitively recognize¬†there should be appropriate guilt for doing something wrong (e.g. immoral, unjust, unfair). But, for others, the word “sin” surfaces a

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The Now!

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three When we reach the Seventh Mansions of the Interior Castle, God reduces or eliminates spiritual raptures and ecstasy. Teresa says, “I am amazed as well to see that when the soul

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