The Little Way: Saint Therese (Part 1 of 8)

Boring people do not tend to become saints. People who live small lives, unnoticed, and quiet do not tend to either. When we think of the great saints of Church history, we tend to think about brave martyrs, beaten and burned because of the faith they refused to deny. Or we think of undeterred missionariesContinue reading “The Little Way: Saint Therese (Part 1 of 8)”

The Little Way: An Elevator to Jesus (Part 2 of 8)

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux has much to teach us. You see her high regard as a saint today has nothing to do with the impact she made on the global stage, but in the way she lived her everyday life, and the words she wrote to chronicle it. While Saint Thérèse was living her unassumingContinue reading “The Little Way: An Elevator to Jesus (Part 2 of 8)”

The Little Way: My Vocation is Love (Part 3 of 8)

Like many people who live a reserved life, Saint Thérèse was unsure of where she fit in the Body of Christ, as scripture refers to the Christian Church. Missionaries, clergy, evangelists, theologians, martyrs, Cardinals, Popes, authors, and more… Saint Thérèse saw and read of these great heroes of her faith, living as the hands andContinue reading “The Little Way: My Vocation is Love (Part 3 of 8)”

The Little Way: In Prison (Part 4 of 8)

After learning about and discussing Saint Thérèseand The Little Wayduring a class I took at Fuller Theological Seminary, and after being slightly frustrated that I could not come up with a more simple definition and an easy to follow implementation guide, I decided to bring it to the attention of a few of my closestContinue reading “The Little Way: In Prison (Part 4 of 8)”

The Little Way: How God Approaches Us (Part 5 of 8)

So the group studying in the low rising, unventilated upstairs room was made up of myself, who happens to be a single dad and doctorate student and three convicted criminals, two of which will never get out of prison, and we were all four discussing the inner thoughts of a teenage nun who died ofContinue reading “The Little Way: How God Approaches Us (Part 5 of 8)”

The Little Way: How We Approach God (Part 6 of 8)

If we want God to approach us, small, meek, and abandoned to him, how then should we approach God? This conversation was uniquely impactful to discuss with these three men. Again, I am dealing with three men, as rehabilitated as they may be, who still have to command a little bit of respect in orderContinue reading “The Little Way: How We Approach God (Part 6 of 8)”

The Little Way: How We Approach Others (Part 7 of 8)

In what seemed to be our most relevant conversations to how The Little Way works in prison and elsewhere, and honestly, my favorite applicable aspect of The Little Way, came in a conversation about how we approach others. The guys had recently been released from a state wide lockdown that came about because of several coordinatedContinue reading “The Little Way: How We Approach Others (Part 7 of 8)”

The Little Way: Conclusion (Part 8 of 8)

Saint Thérèse journaled, “O my Jesus! I love You! I love the Church, my Mother! I recall that “the smallest act of PURE LOVE is of more value to her than all other works together.”[1] That is what The Little Wayis all about. It is for the introverts among us. It is for marginalized, andContinue reading “The Little Way: Conclusion (Part 8 of 8)”