Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 21 – 4th Friday of Lent, March 24 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 21 – 4th Friday of Lent, March 24 
We continue to think about love today.  We are past the halfway point in our Lenten journey and it can seem long and difficult.  We may want to give up.  We may think – who cares about earning little flowers anymore any way!  Yet, we are working on our little flowers in order to love Jesus more.  He is the only one who understands our hearts.  Do we ever feel frustrated like no one understands us??  Well, Jesus does!  St. Thérèse tells us He is the only one truly capable of receiving our love!  Let us persevere in our love and sacrifices for the One who loves us eternally!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  Thank you, dear Jesus, for loving us so much!  Thank you for understanding us and loving us through our challenges.  Please help us to not waste our love and affections on things, but always direct our love to You.

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“But on whom shall our poor heart lavish its love? Who shall be found that is great enough to be the recipient of its treasures? Will a human being know how to comprehend them, and above all will he be able to repay? There exists but one Being capable of comprehending love; it is Jesus; He alone can give us back infinitely more than we shall ever give to him.” – Letter to her cousin, Marie Guerin

Lord Jesus, please help us to persevere in our Lenten journey.  Help us to love you more each day.  We love you, Jesus!

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

Merciful Father, in the name of Your sweet Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin and of the Saints, I pray that I be fired with Your spirit of love, and that You will grant me the grace to make You greatly loved.  (The daily prayer that St. Thérèse taught us to say, adapted for our little lives.)

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:  Help someone else out today.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)

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