This week, I choose to share a poem by St Teresa of Avila: “The Servant of Unity.”
St. Teresa was born at a very dark time in Spain. It was just after 700 years of Arabian culture had been eradicated. Her family was of Jewish descent and was forced to convert to Christianity. They were call “Conversos” and were treated worse than second-class citizens.
At 21, Teresa ran away and joined a convent.
The Servant of Unity
Most men in power have not the strength or wisdom to be satisfied with the way things are.
The sane know contentment, for beauty is their lover, and beauty is never absent from this world.
The farther away light is from one’s touch, the more one naturally speaks of the need for change.
Yes, overthrow any government inside that makes you weep.
The child blames the external and forces his energies there; the warrior conquers the realms within and becomes gifted.
Only the inspired should make decisions that affect the lives of many,
Never a man who has not held God in his arms and become the servant of unity.
Happy Easter. Happy Passover.