It is not God's will that a soul be disturbed by anything or suffer trials...
St. Raphael of St. Joseph provides an answer to the question, "How does one become perfect and holy?"
St. Teresa proposes obedience as the solution to the "interior battle" between our self-will and God's will for us: "it means making Him Lord over the free will He has given us."
Having stated previously that "there is no path that leads more quickly to the highest perfection than obedience," today St. Teresa intends to explain why, in her opinion, obedience "is the quickest or best means for reaching this most happy state."
St. Teresa drives to the heart of her teaching on prayer, obedience, and perfection: "there is no path that leads more quickly to the highest perfection than obedience."
If you desire to discover peace and consolation for your soul and to serve God truly, do not find your satisfaction in what you have left behind
If we obey the pope, we obey the Lord Jesus, according to his own words addressed to Peter and the other apostles