“The kernel of St. Therese’s teaching is often called ‘the little way,’ meaning that no Christian is too humble or too insignificant to follow it and no thought or action too negligible to infuse with love. In other words, God cherishes not only great actions of love, but also minor childlike ones. No matter what spiritual darkness you find yourself in, choose as your North Star a tender love of the persons that life’s contingencies have put next to you. Do not go looking for more fascinating neighbors to love. Love those nearest you.
– Michael Novak, “No One Sees God”