Another week, another patroness to celebrate! October 15th is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila. This week's weekly challenge may be a no-brainer but it's a definite heart-wrencher! After her death, the following prayer was found bookmarking St. Teresa's breviary. If it was a good enough challenge for St. Teresa of Avila, I think it will do just fine for us.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
-- St. Teresa of Avila's Bookmark
Wow. Here's how this week's challenge will work:
(1) Pray St. Teresa's Bookmark every day.
(2) Reflect on St. Teresa's Bookmark.
Which line is the most challenging?
Which line is the hardest for me to believe?
Which line do I want to focus on today?
Who in my life needs this prayer?
What would my life be like if I really believed that God alone suffices?
(3) Share St. Teresa's Bookmark with someone today!
God alone suffices,