Sitting at my computer, I find myself reflecting on the above quote of St. Therese. I suppose literally she means that we are only here on earth for a short time, and then we go home to heaven. I think if we look at what she said before she died, “I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth.” we would gain a better insight to her true meaning.
While we are on this ship of life, we should do as much good in the world as we can. Now St. Therese was the saint of the “Little Way”. She was a simple person doing simple good for her God. Now that is something we can all accomplish. We can do all things of our daily life with love in our hearts for one another and for Our Lord. We can volunteer at church or community. We can visit the elderly or the sick. All done with love in our hearts and a smile on our face. This will truly bring us home.