Story Of A Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux
X August 14, 1897.
I am about to go before God, and I understand now more than ever that one thing only is needful -- to work for Him alone, and do nothing for self or creatures. Jesus wishes to own your heart completely. Before this can be, you will have much to suffer . . . but oh! what joy when comes the happy hour of going Home! I shall not die -- I do but enter into Life . . . and whatsoever I cannot tell you here upon earth I will make you understand from the heights of Heaven. . . .