Saturday, November 04, 2006

St. Therese Speaks to Us - Confidence

"Truly the Heart of Jesus is more grieved by the thousand little imperfections of His friends than by even grave faults of His enemies. But it seems to me that it is only when His own chosen ones make a habit of these infidelities, and do not ask His pardon, that He can say: "These wounds which you see in the midst of My Hands; with these was I wounded in the house of them that loved Me."

For those who love Him and who come after each little fault and throw themselves into His arms, begging His forgiveness, the Heart of Jesus thrills with joy. He says to His Angels what the father of the prodigal son said to His servants: "Put a ring on his finger and let us rejoice." Oh! the goodness and the merciful love of the Heart of Jesus, how little is it known! True it is, that to share in these treasures we must humble ourselves, must acknowledge our nothingness, and that is what many souls are unwilling to do." Excerpted from VII Letter to Her Missionary "Brothers"

Oh little St. Therese, instill in our hearts a love of your little way. Help us to remember to remain as little children and always flee into Your arms.

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