Monday, November 06, 2006
St. Therese Speaks to Us - Love of Neighbor
"A novice remarked to Soeur Therese: "I do not like to see others suffer, especially saintly souls." She replied instantly:
"Oh! I am not like you: to see saints suffer never moves me to pity! I know they have the strength to endure, and they thus give great glory to God; but those who are not holy, who know not how to profit by their sufferings, oh! how I pity them; they do indeed arouse my compassion, and I would do all I could to comfort and help them." Excerpted from Counsels and Reminiscences
Oh little St. Therese, instill in our hearts a love of your little way. Help us to remember to not be afraid of suffering and to see its redemptive value.
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