Monday, November 12, 2012

Faith like this

Let nothing trouble you 
Let nothing frighten you 
Everything passes 
God never changes 
Patience obtains all 
Whoever has God wants for nothing 
God alone is enough.

St Teresa of Avila

I wish I had faith like that.  Maybe if I spent my whole life in prayer, God would be enough.

I know everything passes, I've been through enough things to know that eventually, they pass.

I'm not sure about patience.  I think that, at some point, you have to stir up trouble to make things happen, but I'm guessing that's not what she means by patience in this case.