From the Word of the Day
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength. (Ephesians 1: 18-19)
Today, we can see in St. Teresa what understanding the hope to which God calls us leads to. Although she did not make the decision to distance herself from God by denying Him and had dedicated her life to God when she was young, she still understood the subtle indifference dressed in religiosity that can hide coldness and an educated way to be atheists.
Her experience made her a teacher and doctor of the Church as she shows how we walk in the Spirit. There are no age limits for authentic conversion. It is in a continual and radical conversion to God that we find the strength to cause revolutions at all levels, not only spiritual ones. Change, even those concrete, organized, and strategic is born from the capacity to renounce perspectives and decadent reading that confuses our rationality and our sentiments.
Lord, allow the example of St. Teresa and her teachings to be translated into concrete actions in answer to the invitations of Pope Francis to go out, to pull down the fences we have built that constrict our faith and our love.
The voice of St. Teresa
Those who have Jesus as their Friend and follow such a magnanimous Captain like Him, can certainly support everything. In fact, Jesus is our strength; He never fails us and sincerely loves us. In fact, I have always known and still see clearly that we cannot please God and receive great graces from Him except through the hands of the most sacred humanity of Christ in which He has told He takes pleasure.
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Comment by Sr. Silivia Biglietti, FMA