St. Therese to her sister Celine; I would love the English translation of this. Many thanks!
"Jesus is a hidden treasure, an inestimable blessing that few souls know how to find, because he is hidden and the world loves shiny things. To find a hidden thing, one must hide oneself, so our life must become a mystery, we must resemble Jesus - Jesus whose face was hidden ... "Would you like to learn something useful to you," says The Imitation: "Love to be ignored and to count for nothing."The Imitation to which she refers is Thomas a Kempis's book The Imitation Of Christ.
Merci bien, Pen. Toutes ses pensées sont pareilles; elle est vraiment la sainte des petites choses. How I would love to find this humility in myself, and how hard it is! We are so fond of wanting the world to see our good points, our good deeds.
Yes indeed - and she makes it beautiful, alluring, this seeking downward to humility. x
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