Bearing Persecution – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 29
30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Day 29 Reflections
Divine Intimacy Radio
Are we bearing persecution in the right way? Learn from a saint how to respond to persecution. St. Teresa advises a Carmelite nun to avoid the temptation to indulge in righteous indignation in response to an accusation. Dan and Melissa reflect on a letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.
Topics/Questions covered in the show:
- Does God provide ways to escape temptations?
- How does the enemy work to accuse people, especially those striving for holiness?
- Should we actually desire the difficulties we encounter in life? Why?
- How can we deal with persecutions in a way that will help us progress spiritually?
- Is it possible to accept persecutions with peace? Can we actually embrace them?
- How do saints deal with persecutions?
- What can we learn from how Jesus dealt with persecutions?
- How should we respond to someone persecuting us?
- Using scripture to help endure persecution.
- 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Dan Burke and Anthony Lilles
- Dr. Anthony Lilles
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- Navigating the Interior Life – Dan Burke
- Prayer to St. Michael – spiritualdirection.com link
- The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena – amazon.com
- Daily Examen Prayer Guide – Avila Institute via spiritualdirection.com
- Matthew 14:22-33 – Peter stepped out on the water – USCCB Bible link
- 2 Kings 2:12 – “My father! my father! – Israel’s chariot and steeds!” – USCCB Bible link
- Matthew 6:34 – “Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” – USCCB Bible link
- 1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No trial [temptation] has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it. – USCCB Bible link
- Hebrews 4:15 – “For we have a high priest…who has similarly been tested in every way…” – USCCB Bible link
- Mark 5:1-20 – Christ sends demons into pigs – USCCB Bible link
- Matthew 8:28-31 – Christ sends demons into pigs – USCCB Bible link
- 1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins…” – USCCB Bible link
- Luke 23:34 – “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” – USCCB Bible link
- Philippians 4:7 – “Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
- 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – “…take every thought captive in obedience to Christ…” – USCCB Bible link
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – “May the God of peace himself make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – USCCB Bible link
- Pilgrimage 2016 to Avila with Dan Burke and Teresa Tomeo (March 28 – April 4, 2016)
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