Praying to Live the "Little Way"
My ever-lovin' Aunty Vera gave me the book, Story of a Soul, about St. Therese. Her "little way" is a gift to the faithful and in it's wisdom Holy Mother Church made her a Doctor of the Church...
"The church's latest doctor, according to John Paul II, had a spiritual gift that is a true science. Her message is for anyone who wants to share the gospel's unlimited message of love. It's for young and old alike and attainable with God's grace.
Therese's science is that when we pray and perform sacrifices, they impart and implant in us and others, untold spiritual blessings and captures the living God's attention. Her desire was to please God and assist others too, and this was her powerful spiritual gift from God that she wanted to share. She was convinced that the Almighty seeks to bestow on all this same gift but it requires us to ask for it, be prayerful and generous, and seriously seek out the will of God in our daily living. Surrendering ourselves to the Holy Spirit's action and influences unites us and others into God's peace and serenity to the highest degree possible. "
Lord, I offer all that I do...from washing dishes, making lunches, correcting school work, picking up cheerios off the floor...ALL...for the conversion of souls. As St. Therese would pray...make my heart like unto Thine.