When St. Therese was near death, one of the sisters came into her room and sat by her bed, watching Therese with concern.
"Therese," the sister said, "Why are you awake? You should be resting. You will tire yourself out sitting up."
"I'm praying," Therese said simply.
"What do you say to Jesus?" the sister asked.
"I don't say anything," Therese responded weakly. "I love Him."
Loving God, St. Therese offered to You her frailty and powerlessness. Help us to see in our weakness and our diminishments an opportunity for letting Your light and Your strength be all we need. Amen.