Teresa of Avila on Blogging


by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

Okay, so she wasn’t speaking specifically about blogging, having lived four centuries before Al Gore invented the internet and all, but this poem by St. Teresa of Avila is one I return to time and again when the task of keeping up with the pace of the blogosphere and subjecting myself to the criticism it incurs just seems to be too much:

Let nothing upset you,
Let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.

"Patience wins all it seeks." I meditate on that line often.

Ever experience blogging fatigue?

What keeps you centered and patient and kind in a culture that seems to reward the most reactive?

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