St. Teresa of Avila
A letter to a friend considering the consecrated life…
I can understand that feeling of having thrown away one’s life… of having never been what one should have been… or thought one should be.
And yet, how are we to know that this isn’t within God’s plan? That He has permitted our lives to go the course they have so as to give Him much more glory in the end?
How wonderful is it that a woman your age, who normally would be seeking the good life, the baby boomer pleasures, the Oprah dream… is giving up her life to seek God alone. Whew. What a testimony. And it could only have its fullest effect coming now, at the stage you’re at.