TRUSTING GOD SLIDESHOW

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Published on August 7, 2014

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TRUSTING GOD WITH ST. THERESE: TRUSTING GOD WITH ST. THERESE Connie Rossini On June 10, 1974, my sister Terri died in a car accident. She was ten years old. That morning, Terri had prayed for a safe trip for us all.: On June 10, 1974, my sister Terri died in a car accident. She was ten years old. That morning, Terri had prayed for a safe trip for us all. Why does God allow children to suffer? Why doesn’t He answer all our prayers? How can we trust Him, when we and our loved ones have been hurt? How can we overcome our fears for the future?: Why does God allow children to suffer? Why doesn’t He answer all our prayers? How can we trust Him, when we and our loved ones have been hurt? How can we overcome our fears for the future? St. Therese of Lisieux wrote:: St. Therese of Lisieux wrote: “It is trust, and nothing but trust, that must bring us to love.” In other words, if we do not trust God, we cannot fully love Him. We cannot fulfill the greatest commandment. We cannot become the people God designed us to be.: In other words, if we do not trust God, we cannot fully love Him. We cannot fulfill the greatest commandment. We cannot become the people God designed us to be. St. Therese knew what it meant to suffer.: St. Therese knew what it meant to suffer. She lost her mother to breast cancer at age four. The sister who raised her entered the cloister when Therese was nine. A short time later, an undiagnosed illness nearly killed Therese. She struggled with scruples. PowerPoint Presentation: Her beloved father lost his mental and physical health, and the townspeople blamed Therese and her sisters for leaving him to enter the convent. Spiritual darkness encompassed her for years. She died a long, excruciating death from tuberculosis. Yet, towards the end of her life she said:: This saying of Job: 'Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him,' has fascinated me from my childhood. But it took me a long time before I was established in this degree of abandonment. Now I am there; God has placed me there. He took me into His arms and placed me there. Yet, towards the end of her life she said: Our lives might seem miles apart from St. Therese’s.: Our lives might seem miles apart from St. Therese’s . And it’s true, she was different from us in many ways. But her God was exactly the same as ours. : But her God was exactly the same as ours. PowerPoint Presentation: St. Therese’s way to holiness is a little way. It is a way suitable for the weak and sinful. PowerPoint Presentation: It does not require great deeds or lofty thoughts . It does not require a perfect past. PowerPoint Presentation: But it does require that we trust God like little children. PowerPoint Presentation: We can learn to trust God as St. Therese did. We can trust Him to forgive us. We can trust Him for the grace to overcome temptation. We can entrust our future and the future of our loved ones to Him. PowerPoint Presentation: Do you dare to believe it? PowerPoint Presentation: Available now at Amazon.com PowerPoint Presentation: Photo Credits: "TautropfenRose2" by böhringer friedrich - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TautropfenRose2.JPG#mediaviewer/File:TautropfenRose2.JPG Frutos de ''Rosa'' sp. de la Sierra de Valdemeca , Cuenca, España | Source = self-made |Date=29 oct 2007 | Author = Retama . "Rote Rosenknospe 2" by Amada44 - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rote_Rosenknospe_2.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Rote_Rosenknospe_2.jpg "A Country Road In Jefferson County, Florida" by Oddman47 - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Country_Road_In_Jefferson_County,_Florida.jpg#mediaviewer/File:A_Country_Road_In_Jefferson_County,_Florida.jpg All remaining photos are in the Public Domain.

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