Words of Wisdom from Saint Therese

The following is attributed to St. Therese:
“As you live your human life upon the earth, you will say to yourself, ‘Am I pleasing my Jesus?’
“Many must earn their daily bread. All must earn their daily bread upon the earth. In doing this they will do this with honor. Of the hours you awaken to, you will say, ‘this day I give to please my God.’ In this manner you will be directed in the light.
“You have all received in your Baptism the opportunity to attain the Kingdom. The road is very simple to follow. You do not look for recognition among men. You look to please your God. You try to please your God. For if you try to find recognition and the approval of man on earth, you are doomed to great sorrow. For all the hours, the waking hours of your life on earth must be with one purpose in mind – that you are working your way back to the Kingdom.”
See also joandarc’s “The Little Flower: St. Therese of the Child Jesus” .

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Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago

What a wonderful post!

Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
5 years ago

Thank you, Mike, for these words from The Little Flower. That nickname stems from one of her wisest teachings — that it doesn’t take great deeds and heroic achievements to become a saint, but to do the little things ordinary people do, to the best of our ability and with love. That is why, although she was not a learned scholar like St. Thomas Aquinas, she is a Doctor of the Church!