“Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
Today, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Therese of Lisieux. Often referred to as the Little Flower, this great saint and doctor of the Church provides us with a valuable lesson in serving God by doing the “little things”. Through her, we learn that what we accomplish in life matters less than our intentions. Never venturing far from her birthplace in Alencon, this simple Carmelite nun provides us with tremendous insight on attaining our sanctification. As we struggle to perform our daily duties, no matter how mundane or unimportant they seem, doing them for love of God will please Him greatly!
“There are trifles which please Our Lord more than the conquest of the world: a smile or a kindly word, for instance, when I feel inclined to say nothing or to appear bored…Believe me, the writing of pious books, the composing of the sublimest poetry, all that does not equal the smallest act of self-denial.”