"O Jesus, I know it, love is repaid by love alone, and so I searched and I found the way to solace my heart by giving you Love for Love."
-Taken from Story of a Soul, Chapter 11
St. John of the Cross originally said, “Love is repaid by love alone.” St. Therese reiterated it in her autobiography, “Story of a Soul.”
Therese is talking about our unworthiness. We must stop wasting time trying to earn God’s love and let that love be our sole mission. With love as our mission, there is no room for judgement, mistrust, suspicion, or hate. What a message for our world today! He didn’t say “love only those who think like you,” He said, “love one another.”
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