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Saint Therese of Lisieux
01-15-2018, 08:48 PM
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Saint Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese of Lisieux was the most ordinary person. At age 15 she became a Carmelite sister. The Carmelite Order is named after Mount Carmel and can trace itself back to Elijah who founded a school of prophets on Mount Carmel who meditated on the law of the Lord and night. That is precisely what she did. She could do absolutely nothing extraordinary.

But she did little things with great love. She saw that by cleaning toilets, sweeping and mopping floors, doing laundry, dusting, cooking, and doing chores with great love for God, she could please God , bring grace from heaven to earth, and change the world.

She wrote a book called the little way , and taught the world that God doesn't need us to do great things but do little things with great love.

A Pope declared that she was the greatest saint of modern times, and she was made doctor of the church. She died at age 24, and to most people it would look like she accomplished nothing.

She gives hope to people that live the most ordinary lives. I make money washing dishes and going on liquor store runs for a wet house. I plan on being a janitor again. Therese teaches me that being a nobody and doing ordinary labors can lead to sainthood.

If you believe in spiritual entities, and you feel like you have a lot of ordinary tasks that you attend to, everything you do can be an offering to the heavenly beings that you pray to.

It is all a sacrifice, an offering, and a redemptive cross to offer your higher power, bringing down Grace from Heaven to Earth.

The prayers of one person, Moses, saved the entire nation of Israel. Perhaps you feel like a most ordinary person, but your prayers and ordinary labors are what is needed to save a nation from destruction. If Therese can become the greatest saint of modern times doing ordinary labors, so can you.[Image: 240px-Teresa-de-Lisieux.jpg]
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02-04-2018, 09:16 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2018 09:19 AM by IMtM.)
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RE: Saint Therese of Lisieux
PopeADope! Smile It was probably unintentional but your words are a 100% spot on description of Karma Yoga, though you have dressed them in Christian rhetoric, which is appropriate for this section of the forum.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_yoga

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02-17-2018, 11:30 AM (This post was last modified: Yesterday 01:35 PM by Visqueen.)
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RE: Saint Therese of Lisieux
Hi, my name is burke and I'm a pathetic human being with nothing to do and because I have so much time on my hands all I can think to do is troll and spam a tiny little site on the net. I am to be pitied because I am such a waste of time, the space I take up both physically and here on this site, and the oxygen I breathe, hence depriving others actually worthy of making better use of that oxygen. I am a very sad small person with no power and I will apparently keep doing this because I am powerless in my actual life. I am a very pitiful creature, no doubt plagued by serious mental health issues which are not being addressed properly and I lash out the only way I can for free - spamming this small site.
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