St. Therese of the Child Jesus
"Without love, deeds even the most brilliant, count as nothing." St. Therese of Lisieux.
One more thing: In today's first reading, I imagine Job as a southerner. I can just hear him saying, "Well, shut my mouth!" God humbles Job by showing his almighty greatness. St. Therese knew the awesome power of God, but also had a deeply personal love of Christ. She was humble, yet bold in her acts of love and charity. My vocation of motherhood provides me with unlimited opportunities to practice great love doing small deeds. When I change a diaper without a sigh, willingly get up in the night with a crying child, dirty the kitchen and make an extra snack for a growing and constantly hungry teen, I am demonstrating great love. It gives me great hope to know that if I follow St. Therese's example, I will be a saint too!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for all the opportunities to show great love to my children. Help me to keep emotions and fatigue in check, and to choose to show love in all situations. I ask this in your precious name, Amen. St. Therese, pray for me.