Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Flower Quote of the Day

(Saint Therese of Lisieux is often called the Little Flower.)

"It seems to me that if a little flower could speak, it would tell simply what God has done for it without trying to hide its blessings. It would not say, under the pretext of a false humility, it is not beautiful or without perfume, that the sun has taken away its splendor and the storm has broken its stem when it knows that all this is untrue. The flower about to tell her story rejoices at having to publish the totally gratuitous gifts of Jesus. She knows that nothing in herself was capable of attracting the divine glances, and His mercy alone brought about everything that is good in her." -Story of a Soul, ch 1

1 comment:

Amberg said...

That is a very pious sentiment indeed.