The Words from 33 Days to Merciful Love that inspired this homily.
For Therese saints like the Great Teresa of Avila were like eagles, soaring on the heights of holiness; whereas, she simply saw herself as a weak little bird without strength and unable to fly. In fact, she readily admitted “I am not an eagle.” Nevertheless, she went on to explain “but I have . . . an eagle’s Eyes and heart.” Then, she continued “[So] in spite of my extreme littleness I still dare to gaze upon [the Lord] and my heart feels within it all the aspirations of an Eagle.”Page 50-51