The Zero-Sum Game of the Little Flower
Listen to Father James as he speaks about one of his heroes, St. Therese of Lisieux, and the “little way” with which she loved. Listen here https://bit.ly/3l5whDS
Here is the note Father James read from St. Therese and the Scripture passage.
“Sometimes when I read certain spiritual treatises where perfection is shown through a thousand obstacles surrounded by a host of snares, my poor little spirit quickly tires.
I shut the learned book that makes my head ache and dries up my heart and I take up sacred Scripture. Then everything seems luminous to me. One single word reveals infinite horizons to my soul, perfection seems easy, and I see that it is enough to recognize one’s own nothingness and abandon oneself like a child into God’s arms. Leaving to great souls, great spirits, the beautiful books that I cannot understand and still less put into practice. I rejoice to be little because children and those like them will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.”
Luke 12:32 “Fear not little flock for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”