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Teresa of Avila: “Forget your self-interests”

5 September 2010

“Beg our Lord to grant you perfect love for your neighbour, and leave the rest to Him.  He will give you more than you know how to desire if you constrain yourselves and strive with all your power to gain it, forcing your will as far as possible to comply in all things with your sisters’ wishes, although you may sometimes forfeit your own rights by so doing.  Forget your self-interests for theirs, however much nature may rebel; when opportunity occurs take some burden upon yourself to ease your neighbour of it.”

St. Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle.

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