On this Lenten Thursday, here’s a short thought for our hearts & minds to contemplate (try substituting “rose” for flower since here @ Roses in the Rubble it would be kinda cool to listen to a rose speak? : )
“If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals, or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case.”
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul
Jesus said not to hide our lights under a bushel – the light of faith and the brilliant light of gifts in all shapes & sizes God has given us to share with others. Let the fragrance of God’s grace illuminate the petals of Divine Love within our hearts to accept, and be, all we are and can be for Christ this day… To God be the glory, great things He has done – and IS doing – in and through us!
grace, peace & grateful roses
Virginia : )
Hmm … that’s quite a lesson from a flower and reminds me of the New Testament verse, “what do we have that we have not received?” Just as the flower readily gives credit to it’s Creator who made it a thing of beauty, so we should feel free to accept compliments and give credit to Whom it’s due!
Amen, Cindy, Amen!! Sometimes we just look at ourselves & see Blahs when we could be so very grateful for all the gifts God has given us –& that verse you mentioned was in one of my readings today. Double affirmation…
HUGS — Gin : )