blank'/> SHARING CATHOLIC TRUTH: NADA TE TURBE - LET NOTHING DISTURB YOU - TĦALLI XEJN IFIXKLEK --- ST TERESA OF AVILA - ST TERESA OF JESUS --- The effectiveness of patience through GOD

Friday, August 29, 2014

NADA TE TURBE - LET NOTHING DISTURB YOU - TĦALLI XEJN IFIXKLEK --- ST TERESA OF AVILA - ST TERESA OF JESUS --- The effectiveness of patience through GOD

Teresa of Avila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus(28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582),

 

 
            Spanish
Nada te Turbe
Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda;
la paciencia
todo lo alcanza;
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta:
Sólo Dios basta.
Eleva tu pensamiento,
al cielo sube,
por nada te acongojes,
nada te turbe.
A Jesucristo sigue
con pecho grande,
y, venga lo que venga,
nada te espante.
¿Ves la gloria del mundo?
Es gloria vana;
nada tiene de estable,
todo se pasa.
Aspira a lo celeste,
que siempre dura;
fiel y rico en promesas,
Dios no se muda.
Ámala cual merece
bondad inmensa;
pero no hay amor fino
sin la paciencia.
Confianza y fe viva
mantenga el alma,
que quien cree y espera
todo lo alcanza.
Del infierno acosado
aunque se viere,
burlará sus furores
quien a Dios tiene.
Vénganle desamparos,
cruces, desgracias;
siendo Dios tu tesoro
nada te falta.
Id, pues, bienes del mundo;
id dichas vanas;
aunque todo lo pierda,
sólo Dios basta.
              English
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
everything passes,
God does not change.
Pacience reaches all;
he who has God
nothing lacks:
God alone suffices.
Lift your thinking,
up to heaven,
let nothing anguish you,
let nothing disturb you.
Follow Jesus Christ
with an open heart,
and, no matter what may come,
let nothing frighten you.
Do you see the glory of the world ?
It's vain glory;
it is not everlasting,
everything passes.
Yearn for the celestial
that lasts forever:
faithful and rich in promises,
God doesn't change.
Love it the way it deserves
immense goodness;
but there is not fine love
without the patience.
Trust and living faith
maintain the soul,

that whoever believes and hopes
achieves everything.
Although harassed by hell
one may see himself,
he who has God
will defeat its rage.
Come abandonment,
crosses, misfortune;
God being your treasure,
you lack nothing.
Go, then, wordly goods
go, vain happiness;
even if everything is lost
God alone suffices.
 
 
 Virtual Carmelite Choir celebrates the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth  

 
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NADA TE TURBE - TĦALLI XEJN IFIXKLEK (by Sr Magdalene Cauchi


 
Tħalli xejn ifixklek, tħalli xejn iħawwdek
Kollox jgħaddi, kollox jgħaddi
Tħalli xejn ifixklek, tħalli xejn iħawwdek
Alla ma jidbiddilx

Is-sabar kollox jikseb
Min għandu l’Alla ma jonqsu xejn
Min għandu l’Alla ma jonqsu xejn
Alla waħdu bizzejjed

--- Santa Tereża t'Avila

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Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

--- St. Teresa of Avila

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Why Do We Need to Develop Patience?

On any given day, we may encounter frustrating people and situations, such as the slow driver, mischievous child, or uncooperative co-worker. We may feel like lashing out, but God wants us to stay calm and be patient with everyone (1 Thessalonians 5:14).
 
Why should we want to develop patience?

Our calling. Though once alienated from the Lord, we have been made part of His family through Jesus' shed blood. As God’s children, we’re called to live a life worthy of Him—one that is characterized by humility, gentleness, and patience (Ephesians 4:1–3).
Biblical teaching. Scripture tells us to be tolerant of one another, bearing each other’s burdens, and responding with kindness.
Jesus’ example. The Lord demonstrated patience toward Peter’s impetuous actions, the crowd’s demands, and the leaders’ false accusations. We are to cultivate an attitude of composure.
Healthy relationships. Our impatience can hurt others and close off dialogue. Responding calmly gives room for the other person to confess wrongdoing, explain his attitude, and make changes.
God’s approval. The apostle Paul wrote that we are to be joyful in hope and patient in affliction (Romans 12:12). When we quietly endure our suffering, we find favour with the Lord (1 Peter 2:20).

The Holy Spirit is conforming us to Christ’s image. As we cooperate with Him, He will develop in us the ability to persevere—without becoming agitated—when waiting or provoked. A calm demeanor in times of delay or adversity can be a powerful witness to the transforming work of God.


http://www.jesus.org/following-jesus/discipleship/why-do-we-need-to-develop-patience.html


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