Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), probably the female saint and mystic with the greatest influence on the world on so many levels. Below is one of her most famous poems, which we will intersperse with passages from the Scriptures today.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee: All things pass. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.” God never changes. “He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” Patience attains all that it strives for. “Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds.” He who has God finds he lacks nothing. “He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel.” God alone suffices. “In Christ we have redemption by his Blood, the forgiveness of transgressions.”
We are free because of God’s desire to send to us His only Begotten Son, the One who enwraps his mercy and love all around us every single day. Do not let anything rob you of any joy or peace today. You will get through this day because you started with Jesus and you will end with Him. Blessed be the name of the Lord!