You know well enough that Our Lord
does not look so much at the greatness of our actions,
nor even at their difficulty,
but at the love with which we do them.
-Saint Therese of Lisieux
Jesus Alone Is
Jesus alone is; the rest is not.
When in my youthful heart was kindled
The fire which we call love
You came then, Lord, to claim it;
And you alone, O Jesus, could fill my soul;
For boundless was the need I felt of needing you.
To be with you and in you is my one and only desire.
Let us be one with Jesus...
let us make our life a continual sacrifice,
a martyrdom of love to console Jesus.
May all moments of our life be for him alone.
We have only one task during the night
of our present life--to love Jesus.
I know that Jesus is in me-
he it is who does everything in me: I do nothing.
The nothingness of me is strangely loved:
The all of love, my need is strangely here:
We must love our nothingness,
and thing only of the All which in infinitely lovable.
-St. Therese of Lisieux