The Holy Gospel…

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I have only to open the Holy Gospels

and at once I breathe the perfume of Jesus’ life,

and then I know which way to run;

and it is not to the first place,

but to the last, that I hasten….

I feel that even had I on my conscience

every crime one could commit…

my heart broken with sorrow,

I would throw myself into the arms

of my Saviour Jesus, because I know

that he loves the Prodigal Son

who returns to him.

Theresa of Lisieux, Story of a Soul

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