St. Teresa's quotes often floor me. We tend to think of a Saint as some perfect being, but that is far from the truth. They struggled just as we do.
"There come days when a single word distresses me and I long to leave the world altogether, for everything in it seems to weary me." --- St. Teresa, The Way of Perfection
I love this one -
She was traveling far to set up a new foundation and kept meeting with problems: flooding, hotels without proper beds, twisted ankles... "Wryly she complained: 'So much to put up with and You send me this!' Jesus replied: 'Teresa, that's how I treat my friends.' She was not at loss for an answer: 'Small wonder You have so few!' Soon her good humor returned, for once the danger was passed, they enjoyed talking about it." --- ICWG/The Foundations
So, we don't have to be perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect, we just have to keep TRYING to be! Happy Sunday!