10.01.2009

Little Flower

"Jesus does not demand great deeds. All He wants is self-surrender and gratitude. 'I will not take he-goats out of thy flocks, for all the beasts of the forest are Mine, the cattle on the hills and the oxen. I know all the fowls of the air. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee, for the world is Mine, and the fulness thereof. Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks, or shall I drink the blood of goats? OFFER TO GOD THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING.

"That is all Jesus asks from us. He needs nothing from us except our love. God, who declares He has no need to tell us He is hungry, does not hesitate to
beg a drop of water from the woman of Samaria.... He was thirsty!!! But when He said: 'Give me to drink,' the Creator of the universe was asking for the love of the poor thing He had created."

--St. Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul (tr. John Beevers) p. 156-157

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