St. Teresa concludes that when we sell out to God's will, we become his slaves, just as he became a slave through obedience for our sake; so she says that it matters not how much time we spend praying or working — obedience is key.
St. Teresa reflects on the example of the layman she met and how "the fulfillment of the duties of obedience and charity" led to an amazing "improvement in spiritual things". Her conclusion is that "the Lord walks among the pots and pans" to help us.
Jesus wants to eradicate three deadly verbs from our daily life: to have, to ascend, and to command; and in their place he proposes that we should cultivate these three life-giving verbs: to give, to descend, and to serve.
In his Ascension Sunday homily, Bishop Báez say that by praying and witnessing to Jesus, we can heal the world
My soul was united very profoundly, I assure you, to the divine joys which flooded yours in those two great days of your ordination and first Mass [28–29 May 1904]. I would have wished that this brief note, which tells you of my entire union with you, might have reached you sooner; that wasn't possible... Continue Reading →