Way of Perfection
The Way of Perfection is Jesus Christ!
God will always give us more than we ask for… Millions have read and benefited from The Way of Perfection since it was first written nearly 500 years ago. St. Teresa's message of humility, simplicity, persistence, and faith is replete with language that is at times earthy, and full of self deprecating humor.
"Love for each other is of very great importance. Anything, no matter how annoying, can be easily borne by those who love each other. Anything that causes annoyance must be quite exceptional. If the world kept this commandment, I believe it would take us a long way toward keeping the rest. But, because we have either too much or too little love for each other, we never manage to keep it perfectly."
St. Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection
Rendered here into contemporary English, St. Teresa's words, with their warm-hearted approach to Christian transformation, will help you look deeply into what it really means, sometimes in the smallest of details, to have a relationship with Jesus.
"Teresa lays out the time-tested path of Christian tranformation and union with God for those of us who will never be monastics, much less desert-dwelling hermits. Who among us does not need to know how to turn trouble into spiritual good, how to lovingly bear minor slights and major wounds, how to forgive and offer compassion?"
Paula Huston, from the Foreword