St. Theresa of Avila, whose feast is today, sees the way to God through the humanity of Christ. But a word like “humanity,” concrete as it is, can become an abstraction. So we have look more closely at Theresa’s thoughts about the humanity of Christ.
He becomes our friend through his humanity, she says. Not a distant friend, an on-again, off-again friend, but a friend at our side.
“Unlike our friends in the world, he will never abandon us when we are troubled or distressed. Blessed is the one who truly loves him and always keeps him near.”