Friday, October 15, 2010

"Good coffee, strong coffee"

"I need to have some."

Jars of Clay singing their Coffee Song seems a more than appropriate traditio for a Friday in the fall when there is a chill in the air and the darkness lingers a bit longer.

"I still live my human life, but it is a life of faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Gal. 2:20).

Today is also the memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, another Doctor of the Church. I am never afraid to admit that the Carmelite spirituality of Teresa and John of the Cross is not my spiritual cup-o'-tea. I think this arises from the many useless attempts to turn what is essentially a contemplative spirituality into a lay, or active, spirituality. Then again, I'm not a big of St. Francis de Sales Introduction to the Devout Life either. Oh well. St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Veni Sancte Spiritus, Veni per Mariam

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