Monday, April 28, 2014

Have I Opened the Door?

'Prayer is the door to favors as great as those He granted me.  If this door is closed, I don't know how He will grant them.

'For even though He may desire to enter and take delight in a soul and favor it, there is no way of His doing this, for He wants it alone and clean and desirous of receiving His graces.

'If we place stumbling blocks in His path and don't do a thing to remove them, how will He be able to come to us?  And we desire God to grant us great favors!'

St. Teresa of  Avila

Painting:  Alfred Stevens, Hesitation (detail) 

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