Taken from the Society of the little flower prayer card.
” Jesus deigned to teach me this mystery. He set before me the book of nature. I understood how all the flowers God has created are beautiful, how the splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the Lily did not take away the perfume of the violet or the delightful simplicity of the Daisy.
I understand that if all flowers wanted to be roses, nature will lose her springtime beauty, and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wild flowers.
And so it is in the world of souls, Jesus’ Garden. He will to create great souls comparable to Lily and Roses, but he is creative smaller ones and these must be content to be daisies or violets destined to give joy to God’s glances when he looks down at his feet. Perfection consists in doing His will, and being what he will says to be.
St Therese of Lixeaux
The little flower of Jesus
Carmelite Doctor of the Church
Lord Jesus, help me to blossom as the kind of flower that you have made me and where you’re planted me.
Images created by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios, Copyright September 2015
I thought this is so beautiful I couldn’t resist sharing it with everyone.
It was one of the prayers that I sent for from
The Society of the Little Flower
1 313 Frontage Road, Darien, Illinois 60561.
7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ONT L2G 7B7
Written by Paulette Motzko
What people in your life are the flowers in your garden?