PRAYER IS THE DOOR
Prayer is the door to those
greater graces which our Lord bestowed upon me.
If this door be shut, I do
not see how He can bestow them; for even if He entered into a soul to take
His delight therein, and to make that soul also delight in Him, there is no
way by which He can do so; for His will is, that such a soul should be
lonely and pure, with a great desire to receive His graces.
Above all, I implore all
for the love of our Lord, and for the great love with which He goeth about
seeking our conversion to Himself, to beware of the occasions of sin; for
once placed therein, we have no ground to rest on.
St. Teresa of Avila