Tuesday, November 29th

… nothing good in us springs from ourselves but comes from the waters of grace near which the soul remains like a tree planted beside a river, and from that Sun which gives life to our works. She realized this so vividly that on seeing any good deed performed by herself or by other people she at once turned to God as to its fountain head–without whose help she knew well we can do nothing–and broke out into songs of praise to Him. Generally she forgot all about herself and only thought of God when she did any meritorious action.

-St. Teresa of Avila