DAY 4: Short Meditation of the Day

In our world where everything has to be paid for, Therese offers the joy of gratuity. In our world, which surrounds itself with security, Therese offers only one shelter, the heart of her Master. In a world where you have to shine, Therese seeks modesty. Holiness out of season, for our time!

Therese is an educator of holiness for today's world. Fashion books ignore the word 'holiness', the media laugh at it. Yet holiness is the beauty of our humanity, it is its completion. The oil of joy poured on faces adorns them with the most precious tan. 

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6

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Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux