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Friday, October 05, 2007

Gleaned in the adoration chapel

St. Teresa on recollection:

We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to find a place where we can be alone and look upon Him present within us.



It is well to reflect for a time but then we must sometimes remain by His side with our souls hushed in silence. If we can, we should occupy ourselves in looking upon Him who is looking at us. Keep Him company, talk with Him, pray to Him, humble ourselves before Him, have our delight in Him.



He will teach you what you must do to please Him. Do not be foolish. Ask Him to let you speak to Him and, as He is your Spouse, to treat you as His bride. Remember how important it is for you to have understood this truth -- that the Lord is within us and that we should be there with Him.




Various writings of St. Theresa of Jesus excerpted in I Want to See God by P. Marie-Eugène OCD

2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

"look upon Him present within us"

... I like that!

Therese Z said...

Yes, it beats "navel-gazing" by a long shot!

 

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