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Living in the Father’s Love
Saint Therese of Lisieux, The Beauty of a Childlike Faith

Episode 23 | June 3, 2024
Lisa Brenninkmeyer and Laura Phelps

Join us for a brand new, six-week summer series, Living in the Father’s Love! Do you sometimes doubt if God really loves you? Are you searching for purpose? Do you struggle to measure up to our culture’s definition of beauty? Is there someone you need to forgive, but don’t know how? Join Lisa and Laura as they help us wrestle with these questions as they walk us through this brief, but powerful Bible study.

Today, Lisa and Laura unpack Lesson 1: The Beauty of a Childlike Faith. The video, which you can access from our website, is based on the teachings of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron saint of Walking with Purpose. Do you wonder what qualities God desires to see in you? Grab your study guide and iced coffee, and let’s find out together!

Open your Heart to our key Scripture. 
1 John 4:19: We love, because He first loved us.

Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. 
Isaiah 64:6: We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 
Isaiah 53:5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.

Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.
In the talk, Lisa quotes Fr. Jean d'Elbée, who shares this great prayer: “Jesus, repair what I have done badly; supply for what I have left undone.” How does this thought resonate with you in your current state in life? In what area of your life do you most need God to fill in the gap?

Show mentions.
Living in the Father’s Love, Talk 1, Lesson 1: The Beauty of a Childlike Faith
Saint Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of The Little Flower
Fr. Jean C. J. d'Elbée, I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux
Saint Therese of Lisieux photos from Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Fr. Timothy Gallagher and Kris McGregor, St. Therese of Lisieux and the Martin Family podcast
Prayer of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
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