Read Chapters 31 and 34 and respond to the following questions.
Teresa is sensitive to the natural inclinations that prevent souls from rising to the “dignity” they desire.
What advice does she give to these souls?
- In this chapter, Teresa writes about one of her natural desires. “For some years, I never see a person whom I like very much without immediately wishing that I could see him wholly given to God.” Do you think this is a natural Carmelite reaction or unique to Teresa and others with a similar personality? Support your answer.
- Teresa continues to write about praying that her wish would be granted. Describe the aspects of the continual prayer, her concerns related to her form of prayer, and the conclusion she reached.