God desired me so I came close. No one can come near God unless God has prepared a bed for you. A thousand souls hear God's call every second, but most every one then looks into their life's mirror and says, I am not worthy to leave this sadness.
Teresa of Avila: Love Poems From God, translated by Daniel Ladinsky, with thanks to inward/outward
I keep thinking of Teresa’s words, for I am indeed one of those who has looked into life’s mirror and said, I am not worthy to leave this sadness.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. By your grace, help me to say yes to you—open my knotted hands that I might receive your blessings…