Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

5/11/2008

The highest perfection

The highest perfection consists not in interior favors or in great raptures or in visions, or in the spirit of prophecy, but in the bringing of our wills so closely in conformity with the will of God that, as soon as we realize that He wills anything, we desire it ourselves with all our might, and take the bitter with the sweet, knowing that to be His Majesty’s will.
—Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

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  • At 5/11/2008 1:17 PM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    Dixie over at http://www.byzantinedixie.blogspot.com has a wonderful post on her struggle to find God’s will and how coming to the Orthodox Church helped her find the answer. She comes to believe that...“God's will is oneness, with Him and with each other. This is what we are called to.” This is a good post that's worth a read.

     

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