Teresa of Avila: A Contemplative in Action

One more wonderful insight from Rowan Williams’ study of Teresa of Avila:

“To be actively in the world and at the same time wholly exposed to the reality of God is something most of us cannot imagine: we use activity as a defence against exposure to God; or we use the claims of God (as we see them) as a defence against the risks of action and apostolic faithfulness in a ‘world in flames’ . That life which fuses these inseparably together is Christ’s.”

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