turning from self to God

“Even when God’s will does not correspond to your own desires,
it is always beneficial for you.”

St. Arnold Janssen


(algae along a fountian / Julie Cook / 2021)


(the bubbling waters of a fountain / Julie Cook / 2021)

“I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring
to know God, for,
beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness,
His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility
we find how very far we are from being humble.
Two advantages are gained by this practice.
First, it is clear that white looks far whiter when placed near something black,
and on the contrary, black never looks so dark as when seen beside
something white.
Secondly, our understanding and will become more noble and capable
of good in every way when we turn from ourselves to God:
it is very injurious never to raise our minds above the mire of
our own faults.”

St. Teresa of Avila, p. 17
An Excerpt From
Interior Castle

***Off to keep the Sheriff for a few days as he recovers from the latest
virus coming down the pike

5 comments on “turning from self to God

  1. hatrack4 says:

    We will be praying. Stay safe. And your thought for the day was spot on.

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Stay healthy and prayers for James and the rest of your family.

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Be blessed with lots of hugs and cuddling.

  4. Salvageable says:

    Lovely photographs. Blessings for you and your family. J.

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