Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014: (St. Teresa of Avila)
Jesus said: “My people, I have given you the gifts of the Holy Spirit in My sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. You have also inherited the weaknesses of the flesh from the fall of Adam. This is why St. Paul expresses the conflict between the desires of the body and the desires of the soul. You all know My Commandments, but they are truly your guides for love of Me and love of your neighbor. You need to let the Holy Spirit guide you in your daily actions. You are striving for perfection with an imperfect body, but you can call on My help to lead you on a path of holiness, as St. Teresa is another guide for you. You need to examine your conscience of your previous sins, or of the sins that you repeat the most. Try to work on avoiding any occasions of sin, and understand how the devil leads you into any temptations of that sin. Try to keep My peace in your soul so you do not allow people or events to upset or disturb your peace. Through daily prayer and frequent Confession, you can keep your soul pure and focused on imitating My life. From time to time, you need to make an assessment if you are improving in your faith, or if you are falling back into your old sinful habits. If you want to work toward your perfection with My help, you need to be improving over time. Keep praying to Me to help you with any habitual sins, or if necessary you may need counseling from a priest or a medical professional. By knowing and recognizing your sins, you can work to minimize them in your spiritual life.”