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You are Perfect, Really


You Are Perfect, Really Though Christ tells us to “be perfect” (Matthew 5:48), we tend to think of perfection as an impossible, unrealistic standard. “Nobody’s perfect.” “She thinks she’s so perfect.” Perfect is ‘done’, ‘finished’, ‘no more work needed’, ‘as good as can be’. This causes confusion in our souls. Satan twists Christ’s own words within us until we aren’t... Read More

Do we really need to worry that much about spiritual progress?

September 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Teresa of Avila

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Why Worry About Spiritual Progress? St Teresa of Avila on Spiritual Progress Dear St. Teresa, is it not better to somewhat ‘go with the flow’ of God’s leading in our life, doing our best, and not worry too much of where we are in the spiritual perfection? Dear friend, we must beg the Lord for guidance. We must frequently consider that without him we are lost. We must never trust ourselves.... Read More

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