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Therese's correspondence LT 241 – To Sister Martha of Jesus – June 1897

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Martha of Jesus


June 1897 (?)

Darling little sister, yes I have understood everything... I pray Jesus to make the sun of his grace shine on your soul, ah! don't be afraid to tell him that you love him, even without feeling it, this is the way to force Jesus to help you, to carry you like a little child too weak to walk.
It is a great trial to see everything in darkness, but it does not completely depend on you, do what you can, detach your heart from the worries of the earth and above all from creatures, then be sure that Jesus will do everything else, he will not be able to allow you to fall into the dreaded quagmire... Take comfort, dear little sister, in Heaven you will no longer see everything black but everything white... Yes, everything will be clothed in the Divine whiteness of our Spouse , the lily of the valleys. Together we will follow him wherever he goes... Ah! let's take advantage of the short moment of life... together let's please Jesus, let's save souls to him, by our sacrifices... Above all, let's be small, so small that everyone can trample us underfoot, without our even having seem to feel it and suffer from it...
See you soon, dear little Sister, I am delighted to see you...

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