If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that if we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight. – St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa is one of my favourite saints. She is a great example what a true reformer is. Unlike Luther who separated himself from the fountain of grace, Christ’s Church, Teresa trusting God renewed it from within. Her writings are a treasure that continues to feed Christ’s people.