"Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity." - St. Therese of Lisieux
I read a short biography of St. Therese tonight and was absolutely amazed. I mean absolutely amazed. I can't even fathom ever having such a holy attitude... Before she died she said: "I have reached the point of not being able to suffer any more, because all suffering is sweet to me."
Interestingly enough I could relate most to her parents. Her father wanted to be a priest and her mother wanted to be a nun, but they both decided they didn't have call and eventually had 9 children and wanted them to enter consecrated life. I was thinking about her parents and realized, if they hadn't been married, St. Therese would never have been born, and people like Mother Theresa wouldn't have had that inspiration from her story. Married people aren't generally saints, but it's good to remember that they're the ones who raise the saints.
Anyway, very great Saint.
Therese of Lisieux pray for me, that I might find some portion of the love you had for Jesus, by his grace. Amen.