Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saint Therese@ The Little Flower

I bet everyone of us already know her. Of course you all know her. But I still want to write about her today.

She described her life as a "little way of spiritual childhood." She lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God's love. "What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love." Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes enamored with what is before her, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese's spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love.

Therese saw the seasons as reflecting the seasons of God's love affair with us.  She loved flowers and saw herself as the "little flower of Jesus," who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God's garden. Because of this beautiful analogy, the title "little flower" remained with St. Therese.

"My mission - to make God loved - will begin after my death," she said. "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses."

True enough. If you have tried her novena, you will felt something. Me, myself, is not a religious catholic, but there are times when things were unbearable, you will tried to pray. St. Therese had shower her roses in me. It's really hard to describe here, but once you experience it, you'll knew it. When your prayer still haven't been answer, but still you have strength in your heart, the hope that keep you going. I even start to appreciate every single thing around me. Thanks St. Therese for showering me with your roses.

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