Monday, October 27, 2014

St. Teresa Would Be Amused

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

-- St. Teresa of Avila


 The pastor, Father Diotrophes was dreaming in his sleep.  He was having a dream with St. Teresa of Avila.  She was expressing the same feelings as he, himself, had.  "Lord, preserve me from overly pious gloomy saints."

Actually, Father Diotrophes was dreaming about the prayer group.  Their shuffling around with pious expressions, always irritated him.  Why? He wasn't sure.  But he wished he could get rid of them.

Fortunately, or unfortunately for the pastor, the prayer group always prayed the Prayer of St. Teresa.  They trusted in God.  Nothing disturbed or frightened them.  They knew that God was in charge.  They just waited things out.  They had God, and that's all that matters.

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