Sunday, October 28, 2007

"The Little Way"

I love this: {it made me cry a little :) }

"Sometimes, when I read spiritual treatises, in which perfection is shown with a thousand obstacles in the way and a host of illusions round about it, my poor little mind soon grows weary, I close the learned book, which leaves my head splitting and my heart parched, and I take the Holy Scriptures. Then all seems luminous, a single word opens up infinite horizons to my soul, perfection seems easy; I see that it is enough to realize one's nothingness, and give oneself wholly, like a child, into the arms of the good God. Leaving to great souls, great minds, the fine books I cannot understand, I rejoice to be little because 'only children, and those who are like them, will be admitted to the heavenly banquet'."

- Therese of Lisieux

Charlie Dodrill wrote a song called "Littleness" based on her ideas and writings. [just change the little player at the top to "Littleness?" and read the words in the book in the middle of the page... it's great]

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