Wednesday, October 04, 2006

St. Therese Speaks to Us - Lift Up Your Little Foot

"To a young Sister discouraged at seeing her imperfections, Soeur Therese said: 'You make me think of a very little child who is just able to stand upright but does not yet know how to walk. Intent upon reaching the top of the stairs so as to get back to his mother he lifts his foot to climb the first step. Fruitless endeavour! At each attempt he falls without advancing in the least. Well, be like that little child; by the practice of evry virtue keep on ever lifting your little foot to climb the steps of sanctity, and do not imagine that you will be able to mount even the first! No; but good will is all God requires of you. From the top of those steps He is watching you with love; and won by your unavailing efforts He will Himself soon come down, and taking you in His arms will bear you away to His Kingdom, never more to quit Him. But if you cease to lift your little foot He will leave you a long time on earth.' " Excerpted from Councels and Reminiscences

Oh little St. Therese, instill in our hearts a love of your little way. Help us to see the graces that come with complete trust and confidence in your providential care.

This photograph of St. Therese at age 3 and other inspirational items about St. Therese can be purchased from our web store The Little Way.

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