The Living Water
Love Beckons: God’s Gift of Prayer is a practical guide to The Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila. It incorporates true anonymous stories with spiritual signposts and practices for each of the dwelling places in this spiritual classic. The living water promised by Jesus (Jn 4) is presented as God’s Gift of Prayer. It is the fount from which Christian action flows. Living water becomes abundant as one moves through the developmental stages of The Interior Castle. In the prayer of union the faculties are inundated with God as the roots of a tree are when it is planted near a vibrant stream. Ultimately, transforming union is symbolized by the heavy rain, penetrating the entire person in the fullness of contemplation.