Thinking on the little way recently, because of St. Therese’s feast day Oct 1st! St. Therese is so great- I think she’s a saint that is so reachable and relatable. Her book Story of a Soul is practically a diary of her interior life that reveals so much about her spirituality, but also just how she felt about a lot of things. Being in college, it’s so easy to get down on ourselves for not praying enough or being spiritual how we think we should be spiritual. The little way is a way of love, which is so simple and easy to follow.
St. Therese says:
“What a comfort it is, this way of love! You may stumble on it, you may fail to correspond with grace given, but always love knows how to make the best of everything; whatever offends our Lord is burnt up in its fire, and nothing is left but a humble, absorbing peace deep down in the heart.” (Story of a Soul)
This quote speaks to me because it just shows how to get back up after we fall. The first thing we have to do is love, and everything after that will be better. Even when we fail, if we have tried with love, it won’t be a waste.
Hi! My name is Josefa Gonzalez. I’m a senior here at Franciscan majoring in communication arts and loving every second of it. I’m from northern Virginia (yes, northern must be specified because southern VA is basically another state) but if people ask I usually just say DC. I enjoy a good cup of coffee (French press please) and pretty much everything on the Starbucks menu.