St. Teresa teaches us above all that the goal of the human person is union with Divine Beauty: our loving and wondrous God and Father. It is only in and through and with God that we can attain perfect happiness, human fulfillment and total completion. In fact, without God, as she so often emphasizes, we have nothing and are nothing. However, he who has God possesses everything. St. Teresa proclaims: God alone suffices!
God heals the restless and thirsty human heart, not as a skillful physician who patches up damaged tissue, but as the Divine Lover whose gift of himself communicates his own divine life to us, which is itself restorative, recreative, and wondrous beyond words.