Saturday 1 October 2022
St Therese of Lisieux
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17. Lord, let your face shine on me – Psalm 118(119):66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130. Luke 10:17-24.
The Lord’s face shines on us
From the autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux: ‘Set your desires on the greater gifts. And I will show you the way which surpasses all others’.
St Therese came from a simple, hard-working and prayerful family. She did little things exceedingly well. I wish I could be more like St Therese as most of the time I grumble when I have to do the little things, and yet, those things are so important. She learned as a girl how important this was from her parents. We hear echoes of the blessing of the life of St Therese in the first reading when Job is blessed. The Lord’s face shone on them, and the Lord’s face shines on us. Our Lord is wanting to bless you today, and like the psalmist writes, we cry out and ask ‘teach me to trust your commands’.