"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

To Be like St. Therese

        Today is the Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.  She is my beloved saint.  I first read her The Story of a Soul and was deeply moved by her simple love and trust in Jesus.  There's great joy in her childlike faith.  Her Little Way shows that we can all be saints ~ this was eye-opening for me.  I truly admire her.
        At today's Mass, the Alleluia verse from Matthew 11: "Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom."  And the Communion verse from Matthew 18: "Unless we change and become like little children, says the Lord, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven."
        I am thinking of the ambitious, the well-educated, the sophisticated, the self-centered, the self-reliant, and the proud of today.  How hard it would be for them to turn and become like little children!  Then, of course, nothing is impossible for God.  

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