The primary focus of Thérèse of Lisieux's life was to walk the path of love bust she often questioned whether her love was pure and authentic. In Walking the Little Way of Thirèse of Lisieux, author Joseph Schmidt shows us how she discovered certain qualities of the heart that told her that she was walking the path of authentic love. These qualities - inner freedom, creativity, compassion, willingness, self-surrender or abandonment, and gratefulness - "opened her heart to a new depth of God's life in and through her." Eventually, they played a very practical role in Thérèse's ordinary day-to-day life relationships - and they can in our own as well.
From her early years, Therse of Lisieux desired to be a saint, so the primary focus of her life was to walk the path of love, what she called the science of love. But she often asked herself if her love was pure and authentic.