Sometimes when I read certain spiritual treatises where perfection is shown through a thousand obstacles, surrounded by a host of snares, my poor little spirit quickly tires, I shut the learned book that makes my head ache and dries up my heart, and I take up Sacred Scripture. Then everything seems luminous to me, one single word reveals infinite horizons to my soul, perfection seems easy, and I see that it is enough to recognize one’s own nothingness and abandon oneself like a child into God’s arms. Leaving to great souls, great spirits, the beautiful books that I cannot understand and still less put into practice, I rejoice to be little, because only children and those who are like them will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.

 

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Quote found in Philippe, Jacques. The Way of Trust and Love – A Retreat Guided by St. Therese of Lisieux. *This an Amazon Affiliate link (read about our policy here). Support Catholic-Link when you purchase books and other goods online with no added cost to you! Thank you!