Dear Meditators

This week we will continue our short series of meditations taken from one of John Kirwan’s edited books on Teresa of Avila called “Let Nothing Disturb You.” “This small book is neither a theological or historical compendium, nor a guide to Teresa’s theories. It is a series of meditations drawn from her various works written at difficult times of her life. We will focus on, not so much her great metaphors, but on underlying truths that illuminate the journey to the center of the soul – hers and ours.”

This week on the truth that nothing the world can give us can be compared with the glory for which we hope:

  • May God let you taste the incredible joy of complete union. Nothing the world can give us- not possessions, not riches not delights or honours, not great feasts and festivals – can match the happiness of a single moment spent by a soul totally united to God. “All the trials of the world,” says St Paul, “are not worthy to be compared with the glory for which we hope.”
  • Lord, what more could I ask of you in this life, than to be so close to you that there is no separation between you and me? Joined to you, what could be difficult? With you so near what could I not undertake for your sake? What am I without you? What am I worth if I am not near you?

Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on  “our longing for no separation Lord, between you, and me.

Love and every blessing   Kathryn 

John Kirwan, ed., Let Nothing Disturb You, p 47-49.

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Peace and health at this time

Irene & Damien