September 8, 2011
St. Therese of Lisieux - (the 'Little Flower')

St. Therese, the Little Flower, says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come at the command of Jesus to give messages to the world concerning the virtue of humility. As you know, humility and love must be together in the soul for all the virtues to deepen and be genuine. False virtue is practiced for others to see. Genuine virtue is in the heart, and is strengthened by God in and through the Holy Spirit according to God's Perfect Will.”

“The humble soul desires littleness, hiddenness and relishes the last place. In humility, the soul does not seek recognition or attention of any kind. The humble soul desires littleness. Therefore, the humble one does not search out importance in the eyes of man, but seeks importance in the Eyes of God.”

“A good barometer of humility, then, is how little you concern yourself with what others think of you. The humble soul considers concern about reputation a distraction.”