Friday, December 30, 2011
On the one hand I felt the call of God; on the other, I continued to follow the world.
All the things of God gave me great pleasure, but I was held captive by those of the world.
I might have been said to be trying to reconcile these two extremes,
to bring contraries together: the spiritual life on the one hand and worldly satisfactions,
pleasures, and pastimes on the other.
~ Saint Teresa of Avila