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Therese's correspondence LT 068 – To Louis Martin – November 25, 1888

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus


Carmel November 25, 88.
My dear little Father,

Your Queen thinks of you continually, and she prays all day for her King. I am very happy in the sweet nest of Carmel and no longer desire anything on earth, except to see my dear King completely cured, but I know well why the good Lord sends us this ordeal, it is so that we win. beautiful Heaven, he knows that our dear Father is all that we love the most on earth, but he also knows very well that we must suffer to gain eternal life, and that is why he tests us in all we hold most dear.
I also feel that the good Lord wants to give my King in the Kingdom of Heaven a magnificent throne, so beautiful and so high above all human thoughts that one can say with St Paul: "The eye of the man has not seen; his ear has not heard, and his heart cannot understand what God has in store for those He loves.” Is there anyone on earth whom God loves more than my darling little father?... Really, I cannot believe it!... Today, moreover, he gives us the proof that I am not mistaken. not, since God always tries those he loves. I do believe that the good Lord causes suffering on earth in this way so that Heaven may appear better to his elect; he says that on the last day he will wipe away all the tears from their eyes, and no doubt the more tears there are to wipe away the greater the consolation!...
Farewell, my dear King, your Queen rejoices in the day when she will reign with YOU in the beautiful and only true Kingdom of Heaven.

Therese of the Child Jesus post.carm.ind.

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