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Proper 8

1 Kings 19.5–16, 19–21
Galatians 5.1, 13–25
Luke 9.51–62

St Teresa of Avila spent many years travelling on God’s business, founding and reforming convents. Journeys were both unsafe and uncomfortable in those days, but she was never daunted. But one day, when she was near the end of her tether with weariness, her carriage broke and she fell out of it into the mud. She is reported to have shouted at God, ‘No wonder you have so few friends, when you treat them so badly!’...

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