A Prayer for Steadfastness in our Communication
“I desire neither death nor life. Were the Lord to offer me a choice, I would not choose. I will only what he wills, and I am pleased with whatever he dies. I have no fear of the last struggle, or of any pain, however great, which my illness may bring. God has always been my help; he has led me by the hand since I was a child, and I count on him now. Even though suffering should reach its furthest limits, I am certain he will never forsake me.”
St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) from “Love Alone: Daily Readings” ed. Michael Hollings (2004).