Friday, February 27, 2009

Crux of the Matter

(a Teresian solution)

All the raging controversies in the public forum that at times end up in ill feelings or bitter exchanges need to be properly guided. But what really is the problem behind all these? Do we have enemies in this world? Shall we worry about people trying to put us down? Where then is the problem of people in great stress or worrying?

The solution of St. Teresa of Avila is one most appropriate for our guidance through life. It means God must be foremost in our consideration.

This is what she tells us to guide us: "Much wrongdoing would be avoided if we realized our business is to be on guard, not against men, but against displeasing the Lord." The important thing is to be at peace with God by doing, not our will but His will.

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