St. Therese teaches us the way of spiritual childhood, which is the way of simplicity and utter confidence in God. We give the Lord the best of our effort, but it is he who will bring the increase. We can trust in him, for the renewal of the Archdiocese of Detroit is not our work, but his Divine work in which we are cooperating. Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. Divine confidence should ground us and encourage us. We can trust in God’s plan for the renewal of our families, neighborhoods, and faith communities. Where in your life and your work is God calling you to greater confidence and cooperation with his grace?