Lent Quotes: Teresa of Avila – bringing our wills into conformity with the will of God

From our archives, originally posted Feb. 2007

Lent Quotes: Teresa of Avila
Filed under: Saints & Church Fathers, Lent 2007, Lent Quotes — Karen B.

Another great quote culled from one of Jill W’s 2005 prayer posts. It fits in well with what the Lord is impressing on my heart this Lent about His will becoming my desire and delight.

The highest perfection consists not in interior favors or in great raptures or in visions, or in the spirit of prophecy, but in the bringing of our wills so closely in conformity with the will of God that, as soon as we realize that He wills anything, we desire it ourselves with all our might, and take the bitter with the sweet, knowing that to be His Majesty’s will.
— Teresa of Avila

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