littleness

20. Childlike in Heart

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Childlike in Heart, you will receive the little infant Jesus of the Manger from the Virgin Mary his Mother

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From Aubonne in Switzerland


Little sister Maria Hedwig who is Austrian, writes from her community in Aubonne near Geneva:  read more »

Have trust, come close to me!

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By becoming such a small and gentle child, he cries out to us: Have trust, come close to me! Do not be afraid of me, do not fear.
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God who is infinite, all powerful, has become human

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God who is infinite, all powerful, has become human, the least of human beings. My way is always to seek the lowest place, to be as little as my Master, to walk with him step by step as a faithful disciple. My way is to live with my God who lived this way all his life and who has given me such an example from his very birth.
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Being reduced to nothing

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Being reduced to nothing is the most powerful means we have of uniting ourselves to Jesus and of doing good to others.

When we love

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When we love, we are so small, so humble before the one we love. We feel so mean and so poor finding the one we love so perfect and so beautiful.
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God so completely took the lowest place

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When he came on earth, God so completely took the lowest place, that no one has ever been able to take it from Him.

The Incarnation has its source

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The Incarnation has its source in the goodness of God, but the most wonderful of all, is the infinite humility that this mystery contains.

His whole life long he did nothing but go down

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His whole life long he did nothing but go down. He went down in becoming flesh, he went down in becoming a baby, went down in obeying, went down in becoming poor, rejected, persecuted, crucified, in always taking the lowest place.
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This is the path of union

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If I were able, but I am not, to do otherwise than to loose myself totally in union with God’s divine will, I would want to choose for myself complete lack of success and perpetual solitude and failure in everything. This is the path of union with the lowliness and the cross of our Beloved God, which has always seemed to me desirable above all other ways.
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