“To have courage for whatever comes in life”

March 28, 1515 is the birthday of Theresa of Avila, the Spanish mystic, nun, writer, and saint.  Her famous literary works are the autobiographical, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), and Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection), which delineated her profound thoughts on prayer and meditation.  The thoughts of her heart that she described in her writing include:  “It is love alone that gives worth to all things” and “To have courage for whatever comes in life — everything lies in that.”  Amen to that.