DAY 5: Short Meditation of the Day

What a struggle to be all to God and to the love of others. So many battles to fight against herself, until she gradually forgot herself, and disappeared from her own field of vision.

Therese, what a fighter! You know well who you have to fight against to wrest from the devil's claws the sinners he has seduced. No fearlessness on your part, you rely resolutely on the King of Kings. From the outset, you choose the best weapons. Who can resist the impotence of humility? How can you not run away from the onslaught of your charity? In the middle of the struggle you are shouting: ‘Jesus Christ is victorious!’

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