By Herself

 

“Reflect on this truth:

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that God gives Himself to those who give up everything for Him.

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All the Lord wants of us is humility and shame,

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and that we shall accept what is given us, with praise for the Giver.

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So gentle is this wooing which takes place between God and the soul that if anyone thinks I am lying,

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I pray God, in his goodness, to grant him some experience of it.

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For on earth there is so much concealment, as the Lord once said to me.

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He used to say that women made much more progress on this path than men,

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and he gave excellent reasons for it,

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which there is no reason to repeat here,

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all in women’s favour.”

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From, ‘The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself’.

 

 

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