Thursday, March 16, 2017

Day 14 – Thursday, March 16 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 14 – Thursday, March 16
As we earn our little flowers every day we must remember why we are calling these little acts of love and sacrifice flowers.  St. Thérèse said she did not have great deeds to give to Jesus, so she – like a child – will give flowers to Jesus! So she explains that she does not want to miss even one flower!  So every little look, every word, every little action – she wants to do them all for love of Jesus.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus, we love giving you flowers!  Help us to see all the opportunities – all the flowers – just waiting to be picked by us and given to you.

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“How shall I show my love is proved by deeds? Well - the little child will strew flowers...she will embalm the Divine Throne with their fragrance, will sing with silvery voice the canticle of love.
Yes, my Beloved, it is thus that my life's brief day shall be spent before You. No other means have I of proving my love than to strew flowers; that is, to let no little sacrifice escape me, not a look, not a word, to avail of the very least actions and do them for Love. I wish to suffer for Love's sake and for Love's sake even to rejoice; thus shall I strew flowers. Not one shall I find without shedding its petals for You...and then I will sing, I will always sing, even if I must gather my roses in the very midst of thorns - and the longer and sharper the thorns the sweeter shall be my song.” – Story of A Soul, Chapter XI

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving us!  We just love giving you flowers, Jesus!  Thank you for showing us all the ways to love the people around us!

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

St. Thérèse, pray for us!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today’s Little Flower activity:  Do a chore for someone else today.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)

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