Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Love Notes from Therese

Thoughts about love...

"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, spring would lose its loveliness."

"We have merely to love Him, without looking at ourselves, without examining our faults too much."

"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love."

"Merit does not consist in doing or giving much. It consists in loving much."

"Little things done out of love are those that charm the Heart of Christ… On the contrary, the most brilliant deeds, when done without love, are but nothingness."

"Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you, and carry you like a little child too feeble to walk."

"Trust and trust alone should lead us to love."

"It is love alone that counts."

...from St. Therese of Lisieux.