All right, book people. I just finished last night. Go ahead, slap my hand. I knew I couldn't make the meeting so I gave myself some room to be lazy. I wish I would stop doing that.
I do not have anything very poetic to say- that's Terri's job- but I wanted to post a response to one of Lauren's questions.
Regarding Fred, I thought that Heather King did an excellent job of making him real to us. Everybody has a Fred in their life. I love how she wove him into the story and used his life to show us how all of God's people should be treated- with patience, compassion, and love. Period. That is exactly what St. Therese did.
We make a big deal out of St. Therese's 'little way,' but after reading this book, it does not look quite as little to me. Always responding with love is actually big.