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The One I Will Become

Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four It benefits me little to be alone making acts of devotion to our Lord, proposing and promising to do wonders in his service, if I then go away and when

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Simplicity

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four The Interior Castle is a book about prayer and the intimacy we can have with Jesus Christ (“Spiritual Marriage”). The details of ascetic and mystical prayer can be complex theology. Therefore, Teresa

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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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Why Am I in Pain?

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four “For sometimes our Lord leaves these individuals in their natural state, and then it seems all the poisonous creatures from the outskirts and other dwelling places of this castle band together

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