Saint Teresa of Avila, the 16th century Spanish mystic, saw an angel rushing towards her, carrying a torch and a bucket of water. “Where are you going with that torch and bucket,” she asked; “what will you do with them?”
“With the water,” the angel answered, “I will put out the fires of hell, and with the fire I will burn down the mansions of heaven; then we will see who really loves God.”
PONDER AND CONSIDER
- I wonder if we could live our lives without the threat of punishment or the promise of reward. Could we just do the right thing because it is the right thing?