Your love has gone before since I was a child. It has grown with my growth.
– St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese, we have such respect and love for you! We want a mature and deep faith in Jesus, but so many things happen that shake us. Whether it be an abusive relationship, disappointment with a child, the lost of a job or a lingering illness, we are sorely tested to wonder where God is in our lives. Help us to deepen our own relationship to Jesus Christ, so that our faith is strong and courageous and full of hope. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
– taken from The Path to Spiritual Maturity, by Fr. John F. Russell, O. Carm.