A Little Way of Great Love

 October 1, 2017

Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1

The little way of Teresa of Lisieux, the little flower. She died so young, too young to truly understand . . . or did she? Youth is no barrier to wisdom, not where God is present. Not where great love is present. “What matters in life,” Theresa wrote, “is not great deeds, but great love.”

She loved flowers, in particular roses. “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Hence her title, “the little flower.”

And so she teaches not through her youth, but through her love, love not tainted by years, or worn down over time. Eternal youth testifying to a great and everlasting love. Such is her love and her life.

Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:3-4


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