Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila! She has been a spiritual guide of mine for years, since that fateful Lent lo! these 18 (or so) years ago when I thought I'd read "The Interior Castle," expecting soothing pablum from a little lady nun and got my spiritual ass kicked royally.

So many things one could say, writings to recommend, but I still think her work as well as the work of faith is best summed up in her phrase:

"The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love."

And being reminded of it, let's see what I can do to love others today on her feast day.

1 comment:

qoe said...

And she inspires me as I continue with my lengthening project...