“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
What a wonderful line of thought.
Now I have never read or heard anything else that was stated by Mother Teresa, but when I saw this today I knew it was to be my blog of the day.
I have now read a little of her speeches given to audiences that most of us would stammer through. And while I am not disposed to give the Catholic church any merit it has to stated that Mother Teresa is not the typically Catholic. I think the Pope should take lessons from her.
The quote is a message taken from scripture that states along the same lines that, “he who is faithful in the small things will also be faithful in the large things”. paraphrased. This made me think about what are small things that we could be faithful in but might let them slide. This of course is a list for me but maybe you can see yourself in this list or maybe your can add some more items in comments section.
Obeying Traffic Laws. Speeding etc.
Taxes, disclosing income etc.
Picking up after our four-legged friends.
Taking office supplies home.
Telling the cashier that an item scanned or charged incorrectly (lower).
Lying about why we are late not coming into work.
Taking a sick day to go play, etc.
Not listening to your children after a hard days work.
Getting mad at your spouse when you are really mad at yourself.
All these and many more are the small things. If we cannot bring ourselves to be faithful in these what does it really say about us?
More to come….
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