Sunday, January 17th

In the first place, we ought to be astonished by this fact: when we praise God or give him thanks for his benefits in general, we are not particularly concerned whether or not our prayer is acceptable to him. On the other hand, we demand to see the results of our petitions.  What is the image of God that motivates our prayer: an instrument to be used or the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?

-St. Teresa of Avila