Today, O Lord, let me take into my heart the notes in the breviary of your blessed St. Teresa of Avila whose feast we celebrate today: “Let nothing disturb me… only God suffices.”
So many times, Lord Jesus, I feel like the Galatians who always doubted your mercy and love for me, your gift of freedom and salvation that I always feel nothing is enough in this life. And that is even if I have experienced so many times how you have never abandoned me, seeing for myself how true were the words of St. Teresa that “only God suffices because God never changes.”
So many times, Lord Jesus, I feel like your contemporaries who keep on asking for signs from you not because I want to feel and experience you more but for more of my own personal needs and gains. Grant me peace and stillness, to let nothing disturb me and let me patiently endure every darkness and desolation like St. Teresa of Avila so that eventually, God may possess me. AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Photo by Dra. Mai Dela Pena, a rose in the Carmelite Monastery during a Holy Land Pilgrimage. Used with permission.