Fuzzy Thoughts of David

Tag: Masters

  • Complete Works St. Teresa of Avila First Chapter (test)

    Amazon is testing out the ability to embed first chapters in webpages. I think I would rather be able to simply add a section of a book, first chapter or not, but this is a pretty good start.

  • Sleeping in Church

    I came across this in John Cassian’s “The Institutes” in the section on the spirit of gluttony. “This same old man declared, based on the following indications, that the devil has ever been the promoter of foolish tales and the enemy of spiritual conferences. For when he was talking with some of the brothers about…

  • False Significance

    Here’s a quote from Susan Muto’s work “Where Lovers Meet: Inside the Interior Castle.” This work is a companion or commentary to St. Teresa of Avila’s “Interior Castle” classic on the spiritual life. Here Muto is discussing St. Teresa’s ‘vipers’ that one encounters as he or she seeks to draw near to God: The viper’s…

  • The Point is Love

    Jesus’ command to love hasn’t escaped my notice. When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus agreed that it was to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. It seems so clear, yet, I find it difficult. As I spend time with the spiritual masters…