‘Remaining little’ means – to recognize one’s nothingness, to await everything from the Goodness of God, to avoid being too much troubled at our faults; finally, not to worry over amassing spiritual riches, not to be solicitous about anything . . .
My patrons and my special favorites in Heaven are those who, so to speak, stole it, such as the Holy Innocents and the Good Thief. The great Saints won it by their works; I wish to be like the thieves and to win it by stratagem – a stratagem of love which will open its gates both to me and to poor sinners. In the Book of Proverbs the Holy Ghost encourages me, for He says; ‘Come to me, little one, to learn subtlety.’
See, St. Therese would like ninjas! Provided they were holy ninjas. Happy feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. You can download St. Therese’s Story of a Soul for free from the internet; the text is here, and an audio version is here.