Saturday, January 20, 2007

Comforting thoughts from St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

I posted this yesterday on The CIN Blog, but it seemed even more timely and comforting today after reading sad posts on several favorite blogs last night and this morning.

Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

translated from the Spanish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...


Margaret in Minnesota said...

Alicia, this is one of my very favorite prayers.

With love & blessings,


Kristen Laurence said...