Tuesday, November 07, 2006
St. Therese Speaks to Us - Remain Little
"A novice under temptation which seemed to her insurmountable said: "This time I cannot rise above it - it is impossible." Therese replied: "Why do you try to rise above it? Pass beneath it quite simply. It is very well for great souls to soar high above the clouds when the storm is raging, but for us, we have merely to bear the showers with patience. If we do get rather wet - no matter! We shall dry ourselves afterwards in the sunshine of Love.
That brings to mind this little trait of my childhood; a horse one day standing at the garden gate barred our entrance; those with me endeavoured by force of talking, etc., to get him to move back, but while they talked I very quietly slipped in, through the horse's legs...See how one may gain by remaining little!" Excerpted from Counsels and Reminiscences.
Oh little St. Therese, instill in our hearts a love of your little way. Help us to remember to to see the value in remaining little.
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