I have a flip-top collection of quotes of St. Thérèse in the room where I pray, and I have had it flipped to this quote for a few weeks now: “What pleases Him is that He sees me loving my littleness and my poverty.” This morning as I read it, I was struck by the word “loving.” She doesn’t say “accepting” or “living with” or “bearing”, but “loving”. Loving?
And then it struck me: that is exactly where I meet Christ in my life–in my littleness and poverty. He favors the poor. He came to us as the poor Man. So, of course, I should love that place and love dwelling there with Him.
Thank you, St. Thérèse. Pray for me that my love for my littleness and poverty will increase.
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Thanks for this.
I hate to think what I’d be like if I were all strong and rich and big. Definitely I need to love and love more my littleness and poverty and weakness. ^^
I have the same flip book and I just turned it to that quote a few days ago! I guess we’re on the “same page” as they say.