Edith Stein was born Jewish in 1891 in Germany. As a teenager she became an atheist, but began to doubt atheism through friends who had become Christians. At age 29, she came to faith in Christ through reading the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila. Edith was murdered by the Nazis in 1942 at Auschwitz. Previous AOs on Stein’s thoughts proved helpful to many, so we share them again (edited):
“When you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how many of your plans have gone undone, as well as all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed — just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him.
“Then you will be able to rest in Him — really rest — and start the next day afresh.”
Coffee/tea thought: May each of us be encouraged and comforted by Edith Stein’s grace-filled words.
December 6th, 2018
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