Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The True Lover of God Must Care Little for Life and Honor

"We give up our freedom for the love of God, we put up with so many trials -- fast, silence, enclosure, service in choir; why, then do we shrink from interior mortification?

This is the means by which every other kind of mortification becomes meritorious and perfect.

It is acquired gradually, by never indulging our own will and desire, even in small things, until we have succeeded in subduing the body to the spirit."

-St. Teresa of Avila


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