Sunday, September 6, 2009
"[L]et yourself be invaded by God. Live in Him through faith. Hand yourself over to Him passively. He won't fail to take possession of your whole being. He is love; and we exist only because of His infinite Goodness. Let's breathe in, to put it that way, the divine milieu in which we live. God is in us, and in every created thing. Let's adore Him with faith. Everything changes when we look at the Divine Sun. May faith be the lens that reveals to you your Creator. A soul that has faith has everything, because it has God. Sufferings are transformed by faith.
The important thing is not to concentrate on the external. We should examine the source from which things are born, and faith will make it known: it's God's love which tries, refines and purifies our soul. When you're suffering, look at Jesus. He is loving you with tenderness, because you are participating in His cross, in the cross He carried in His most divine Heart from Bethlehem to Calvary. Place yourself and everything around you in that Heart of Jesus. Live abandoned to His holy Will. From that abandonment, oneness with God will be born."
Letters of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes translated by Fr Michael D Griffin, ocd