“Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God.” – St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower (Story of a Soul, Chapter X)
October 1st is the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux. Her “little way” inspires me to find the little things in my own life that can be used to grow closer to God. Whether it be little actions I can take, little words I can speak, little prayers I can offer, little songs I may sing, or the little things that surround us as evidence of God’s love for us. I pray that I might find my own little way to Christ and to help others along the way.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14
To learn more about St. Therese, visit the Society of the Little Flower.