For Father Caster, reading the autobiography of Saint Therese transformed his experience of Lent from one of narrow concern over what to give up to one of joyful freedom to enter into the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. What struck me, he says, was her insistence on the way we do things for God and not the things we do for him. It wasn't about what he was offering; it was about why.
The meditations in this book are all coloured by Saint Therese's Little Way of Spiritual Childhood. It will transform you, too, helping you focus not so much on what you have done to offend God, but on what he has done to redeem you.