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Therese's correspondence LT 079 – To Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart – January 8, 1889

MARTIN Thérèse, Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus
MARTIN Marie, Sister Marie of the Sacred Heart


January 8, 1889 JMJT

Darling lion, your little note gave VERY PLEASURE to the heart of your little girl!... Thank you... How good you are!... Oh! that I would like to be like you. But Jesus' toy is weakness itself, if Jesus does not carry it, or throw his little ball himself, it will remain there inert, in the same place!...
One day more and I will be the Bride of Jesus, what a grace!... What can I do to thank him, to make myself less unworthy of such a favour?...
Oh ! the fatherland... the fatherland!... How I thirst for Heaven, where Jesus will be loved without reserve!...
But you have to suffer and cry to get there... well! I want to suffer whatever Jesus pleases, let him do what he wants with his little ball.

Therese of the Child Jesus post.carm.ind.

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