“O my Jesus! What a sight it is when You through Your mercy return to offer Your hand and raise up a soul that has fallen in sin after having reached this stage! How such a soul knows the multitude of Your grandeurs and mercies and its own misery! In this state it is in truth consumed and knows Your splendors.”— St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582 ), The Book of Her Life, in The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Volume One, translated by Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez (1976)
You do not Need Anyone’s Permission to Grow.
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