A.k.a. Don’t Compare Yourself for You Are Uniquely Made

“I saw that every flower He has created has a beauty of its own; that the splendour of the rose and the lily’s whiteness do not deprive the violet of its scent, nor make less ravishing the daisy’s charm. I saw that if every little flower wished to be a rose, nature would lose her spring adornments, and the fields would be no longer enamelled with their varied flowers. So it is in the world of souls, the living garden of the Lord. It pleases Him to create great saints, who may be compared with the lilies or the rose; but he has also created little ones, who must be content to be daisies or violets nestling at His feet to delight His eyes when He should choose to look at them. The happier they are to be as He wills, the more perfect they are. I saw something further: that our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His grace as it does through the greatest…Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.”

– St. Therese, Story of a Soul


St. Therese was here! Inside the Colosseum (in Rome)


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