Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Power of Love

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
~ Mother Theresa

It is easy to get into the routine of the day and think that everyday is nothing but many tediums in a row. But maybe the things that we consider banal are actually extrodinary. I know that every day that God gives me, something magical happens. Maybe not-so-magical in the whole scheme of things, but when the kids do something to surprise me (good surprise!), it is always spectacular!

Take pride in what you do and take pleasures in the little things. It is quite possible to make a huge difference in someone's life with just a little bit of love.

Many people think that to make an impact that they must do something huge. There is not anything wrong with the great big things; if you have the resources, great! Go for it. But make an impact in the everyday too.

My brother lives at Mepkin Abbey and wakes up at 3am and spends the first FIVE hours of his day in prayer. Is that not incredible? Prayer is so powerful. It is mountain-moving, sea-splitting, world-changing kind of stuff.

1 comment:

Heather said...

this is very inspiring. who are you my friend from so long ago... i want to get to know you better.

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