Third day of the novena to St. Therese.
"Therese believed that God frequently allows us to experience in ourselves the same weaknesses which we deplore in others,,, [Thus] when we see ourselves fallen into those faults we are then more prompt to excuse them in others." - My Sister St. Therese, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face
"'Sometimes it happens,' she went on, 'that despite their best efforts, some souls remain imperfect because it would be to their spiritual detriment to believe they are virtuous or to have others agree that they are.'" - Ibid
"I am resigned to being always imperfect, and I even find happiness in it. I keep an eye on myself to see if I can discover any new imperfections." - Therese to Mother Agnes of Jesus