More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Saint Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)
Contributed by: Zaady
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing; God never changeth; Patient endurance Attaineth to all things. Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting: Alone God sufficeth.
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen?
Source: Saint Teresa in Her Writings by the Abbé Rodolphe Hoornaert
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