|Painting by Ben Austrian|
be and remain small,
so that the mother keeps you under her wings,
as the hen keeps her little ones
and chases them away when they are grown.
Be small, small…
Jesus will keep you.
See the hen and the little chicks;
as long as they are small, she feeds them with her little beak,
she hides them under her wings;
they lack nothing.
Be small, the Lord will keep you,
He will feed you."
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified, Carmelite Nun