"I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." --Hosea 2:14

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Laundry helper....

My son is on retreat at Holy Hill and texted me the picture above today.  The quote below reminded us of the picture.  Little Therese is inspecting his folding technique!  

"Another time I was working in the laundry, and the sister opposite, while washing handkerchiefs, repeatedly splashed me with dirty water.  My first impulse was to draw back and wipe my face, to show the offender I should be glad if she would behave more quietly; but, the next minute I thought how foolish it was to refuse the treasures God offered me so generously, and I refrained from betraying my annoyance.  On the contrary, I made such efforts to welcome the shower of dirty water, that at the end of half an hour I had taken quite a fancy to this novel type of assertion, and I resolved to come as often as I could to the happy spot where such treasures were freely bestowed."
St. Therese, Story of a Soul

1 comment:

Trish said...

It's not easy to stay calm when we are getting splashed by another's "enthusiasm". I have a lot to learn from this teaching by Therese. Hope your son has a blessed retreat, Lindy. Love the photo!


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