“God would never inspire me with desires that cannot be realized. So in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint” –St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower” became a Carmelite nun at the young age of 15 years old. On September 30th, 1987, she died at the young age of 24 years old. She lived each day of her life with an incredible confidence in God’s love for her. In her life she wrote “What matters in life is not great deeds that, but great love.”
The Little Flower reminds us that our great call in this life is to LOVE. Simply to love one another, so that we may grow in God’s love and share it with others.
On October 15th, 2017, I at the age of 24 years old, felt a deep call to continue to St. Therese’s journey toward love and spread it with others.
We suffer greatly in this world of ours today. St. Teresa of Calcutta said:
“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
As women we possess a great power. One that we are often not aware of. We possess a great strength and vulnerability that the world needs more of.
For in vulnerability and strength we are find ourselves in truth.
& truth alone will bring us to love.
For there is power in the truth; power in prayer; power in vulnerability; power in love…
Power in Jesus Christ.
The Lord has blessed each and every one of us with great gifts and talents. This world inclines us to compare ourselves to each other, want what others have, envy good qualities of others; when instead we are called to celebrate them. Today, I tell you about this call to love. We are called to lead each other to God’s love. This alone lies in finding God’s undying love for us; for it is in His undying love that we can find our true worth. You are worthy. You are enough.
For the God of all came down from heaven to die for you. Because He loves you deeply.
“You are fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14
For you are strong. You are brave. Never forget whose you belong. In Him alone our strength lies. Let us empower each other as women. Find our talents and gifts and celebrate them with each other;
compliment the women around us, celebrate the beauty that surrounds us
So that we may live peacefully in the love that God has created us for.
“I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful. The splendor of the ROSE and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, then spring would lose its lovliness.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux