The Word Among Us

November 2008 Issue

“The Little Way of the Infant Jesus”

Caryll Houselander on welcoming the Lord into our lives.

By: Caryll Houselander

Knowing that God supplies all our necessities, and that one of our necessities is that we surrender to him, we should not be surprised that he comes to us as an infant; for surrender to an infant, any infant, is easy. . . . Every infant demands and receives the most complete self-giving that we are capable of. The perfection of surrender to God is Mary with the infant Christ.

There is nothing more mysterious than infancy, nothing so small and yet so imperious. The infancy of Christ has opened a way to us by...


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