Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ GK Chesterton
Thursday, October 9, 2014
ST TERESA OF AVILA: NOVENA DAY FOUR
Because I have spoken at length on this subject
elsewhere, I will say nothing about it here.I only wish to inform you that in order to profit by this path and
ascend to the dwelling places we desire, the important thing is not to think
much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.Perhaps we don’t know what love is.I wouldn’t be very surprised, because it
doesn’t consist in great delight but in desiring with strong determination to
please God in everything, in striving, insofar as possible, not to offend Him,
and in asking Him for the advancement of the honor and glory of His Son and the
increase of the Catholic Church.These
are the signs of love.Don’t think the
matter lies in thinking of nothing else, and that if you have become a little
distracted all is lost.
Interior Castle IV, Chapter 1.7
here for St. Teresa of Avila novena prayers.