Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
In celebration of St. Therese of the Child Jesus – “The Little Flower” – I pray today that we may all be inspired by her simple and complete devotion to you, O Lord.
Lord Jesus, I am not an eagle.
All I have are the eyes and the heart of one.
In spite of my littleness, I dare to gaze
At the sun of love,
And long to fly toward it.
I want to imitate the eagles,
But all I can do is flap my small wings.
What shall I do?
With cheerful confidence I shall stay
Gazing at the sun, till I die.
Nothing will frighten me, neither wind nor rain.
O my beloved sun, I delight in feeling small
And helpless in your presence;
And my heart is at peace.