On the Way
Jesus had a strange habit of exalting what other people held as unimportant or marginal. An example of this was his attitude toward children. Often considered insignificant to the people of his time, children were more than once the focal point of his teaching. And so we hear him in today’s portion of the gospel of Luke: “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” The question is: what did Jesus mean by being “childlike”?
Today’s saint provides an answer. St. Therese of the Child
Jesus, a doctor of the Church, spoke of a “little way”
to God. Therese was haunted by a deep desire to be a saint, but
struggled to find “the way” to fulfill that desire.
One day, an image inspired her, and this is how she described it:
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