"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Learning from St. Teresa

       I am a little over a third of the way through reading St. Teresa of Avila's Life. Here are some virtues she spoke of and one tip on praying she gave:
      (1) Not speaking evil of anyone, no matter how slight; avoiding all fault-finding (not desiring to say of another person what I would not want him to say of me); no talking behind another's back (ch. 6).
        (2) Pray not with the noise of words but with longing that God hears (ch. 15).      

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