“It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus.”
- St. Therese of Lisieux, Letter 205. December 1896
Our Little Flower tried to help a friend find comfort in the night. St. Therese knew that nothing could harm or scare her when she was trusting in Jesus.
This trust is a cornerstone in her spirituality. Without trust in our Lord, there is nothing to rely on. This is why she encourages her friend to stop fretting and worrying because that cannot change anything. Rather, she encouraged her to place her worries on the heart of Jesus and sleep peacefully.
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