Beloved, if only I could show you
This love, through some great deed,
I would be satisfied.
“Friend, rarely grows love,
in the great done, but in the small done
from great love.”
A whisper was as clear
In His hear, of my affection, as clear
As thunder all around, or moving
A mountain from here to there.
“We must not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who looks not on the great size of the work, but on the love in it.”
“Perfect simplicity consists … in having only one aim in all our actions—to please God in all things.”
*Jane de Chantal, in Wendy M. Wright, “Simplicity in the Salesian Sources, Salesian Living Heritage (Spring/Fall 1989).
For this day, consider all you do as a means of loving God. Esteem nothing too small to be the gift you give.
OneLife Ministries is a pastoral outreach and nurture ministry of the First United Methodist Church, Fort Meade, FL. For Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Counseling, spiritual formation workshops, Christian meditation retreats, or more information about OneLife, write Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.