Translated by Ana Giménez from the original.
A senior man applied for a vacancy in a nursing home. When I went to fetch him to take him there, all his belongings were in a shoe box. It was all he had. After his first night at the nursing home, I asked him if he was feeling all right, and he answered: ”The sun has risen in my life today”. I believe this is the right thing to say for those who enter into the interior castle.
Once we accept to live in the company of the God who dwells in us, life
changes. His Love is always going to be ahead of us. He is waiting for us. For our part, we should collaborate with Him and organize with “effort” our own castle.
After having placed every aspect of our life in a room, we´ll visit the other rooms and we will become aware of what there is inside. We pay the visit in God-Love´s company, in dialogue with Him or-better said-while praying.
We will value what we are, while -at the same time- we´ll discover the changes that need to be done in ourselves, always if possible.
And once we wander the streets, while we are working or studying, at any time of the day ,we will become aware of His loving presence. Life has another colour. The sun has risen in our lives.