"It is not His earthly house He wants to give us. He shows us that only to make poverty and the hidden life dear to us. It is His palace of glory that He is keeping for us, and we shall see Him then, not in the guise of a child or under the form of bread, but as He is, radiant in His infinite beauty."
-St. Therese of Lisieux in The Story of a Soul, ch. 6
...I think I am finally starting to see how far from loving poverty and the "hidden life" I am. Not everyone has to see that I'm using my God-given talents in order to be using them. And I certainly don't have to be getting worldly recognition (or money) for them.
My youth group on Saturday...