Saint Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars (1843-1897)
for August 26
Saint Teresa had a dream and followed it--but, initially, she failed. Many of us have dreams and spend considerable time trying to make them a reality. However, though we often fail to achieve our dreams, it is important to remember that, often, the failure of one dream means that a greater and ultimately more fulfilling path awaits us. Saint Teresa's failure to achieve her initial dream, only to achieve a greater and more meaningful dream, is a testament to the importance of maintaining optimism and trust in God.
Dear God, please help me know that you have a plan for me and that, even when things are looking bad, they will turn around.