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Therese's correspondence LT 164 – To Sister Thérèse-Dosithée (Léonie) – May 22, 1894

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Léonie, Sister Françoise-Thérèse




The 22 Mai 1894

My dear little sister,

My little Sunday note will reach you at the same time as this one and you will see that I was already rejoicing in your happiness... Thank you for your little letter which makes me very, very happy!...
You are very happy, dear little Sister, that Jesus is so jealous of your heart. He says to you as to the bride in the Songs: "You have wounded my heart, my sister, my bride, with one of your eyes and with only one of the hairs that fly on your neck." Jesus is very pleased with you, I feel it, if He still lets you see infidelities in your heart, I am quite sure that the acts of love that He collects are more numerous.
Which of the Thérèses will be the most fervent?... The one who will be the most humble, the most united to Jesus, the most faithful in carrying out all her actions out of love!... Ah! let us pray for each other in order to be equally faithful... Let us injure Jesus, by our eye and by a single hair, that is to say by the great thing and by the smallest. Let us not deny him the slightest sacrifice. Everything is so great in religion... picking up a pin for love can convert a soul. What a mystery!...
Ah! it is Jesus who alone can give such a price to our actions, so let us love him with all our strength...
Your little sister who loves you

Th. of the Child Jesus rel.carm.ind.

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