Wednesday, August 17, 2005

God's little grain of sand

Today, a visit to the Father Solanus Casey center. This priest was amazing--utter simplicity. Two gems: "Man's greatness lies in being true to the present moment." In other words, no nostalgia, no longing for the vanished past, or, worse, the what-might-have-been present.

Second: "God loves tiny beginnings..."

Well, there's another thing that seems to be forgotten in modernity: the tiniest things. The seed, the embryo. Women are the ones who care for the little things--we protect them, or at least we should.

This work flies in the face of the constant push for bigger and better. Let's manufacture a little embryo and sacrifice it for the grown ups!

Therese of Lisieux always wanted to be the "the little grain of sand."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Danielle said...

Nice link! I have always loved the "simple" approach to holiness and St. Therese in particular. Thanks for sharing!

8:17 AM  
Blogger derocher said...

Father Solanus is a powerful reminder to me that I need to simplify. They say that when he was talking to someone it was as if that person was the only person in the world. I just ordered some biographies of Father Solanus. I love him, too, Lisa.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Denise, how sweet of you to post! Danielle, St. Therese is so great, she is my favorite!

8:00 PM  

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