See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Therese and Merciful Love.



"The essence of her instructions was to teach us not to be upset when we saw ourselves the personification of weakness, and to tell us to be diligent in loving, because 'love covers a multitude of sins'
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Her 'little way' consisted in boasting of her infirmities, of her utter inability to do anything good.  The gospel passage about the workers who only worked one hour and yet were paid like all the rest delighted her:  'Look, if we give ourselves up and put all our trust in God, making our little efforts and hoping for everything from his mercy, we will be just as rewarded and well paid as the greatest of saints'" - Genevieve of St. Teresa (Celine) testimony for diocesan inquiry in the canonization process of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

3 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    This is beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for the reminder--there is a "little effort" I need to take of this weekend...I fell into the trap of bullheadedness...

    Sara

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