“You must not set yourself up as a judge- that is God’s right alone- your only mission is to be an angel of peace.” –St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese saw herself as a little soul in front of our Lord. Because of her littleness, she knew she could not judge those around her. Instead of judging, she chose to love her fellow sisters, even those who she struggled to love.
While these smiles and other acts of kindness were little, she knew she was spreading the great love of our Lord. In choosing to love, St. Therese found peace and joy. She knew through her “little way” of love and kindness she was being God’s instrument of love and peace. So too, we must let go of our judgments and pray to spread the love of God as an angel of peace.
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