Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Day 6 – Tuesday, March 7 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Are you enjoying following St. Thérèse with us?  The boys are making headway on their gardens!  If you want, let us know how your gardens are looking! :-)

Day 6 – Tuesday, March 7

Do we think first about how to best love someone else or about our own need?  St. Thérèse tells us charity (or love for others) ought to light up our souls!  Instead of always correcting the mistakes of those around us, we should look for the good in them and praise them for it, building their spirit and bringing them love and joy.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, teach us how to love.

True Charity consists in bearing with all the defects of our neighbor, in not being surprised at his failings, and in being edified by his least virtues; Charity must not remain shut up in the depths of the heart, for no man lighteth a candle and putteth it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house. (Cf. Matthew 5:15). It seems to me that this candle represents the Charity which ought to enlighten and make joyful, not only those who are dearest to me, but all who are in the house.” – Story of A Soul, Chapter IX

Lord Jesus, help us love not only those we like the best, but everyone around us – especially those who annoy us the most.  Teach us to light our lamp of charity and keep it burning so our hearts and our homes may be filled with joy and love.  I love you, Jesus!

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

Today’s Little Flower activity:  Before correcting a mistake of your brother or sister, stop yourself and look for the good in him or her!  Let him or her know what good you see (maybe you like their drawing or you saw they remembered to hang up their coat correctly or that they were nice to the baby or you like something they chose to wear that day or you’re thankful for their help, etc.) and that you love them.  Then quietly tell your mom or dad how you resisted temptation and loved instead.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when it is completed!)  

How beautiful is your garden looking?!

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