We cannot do great things,
only little things with great love.
Doing “little things with great love” defined Mother Teresa’s life and witness in the world; she became an emblem of selfless and devoted service to those in need.
But how can we apply Mother Teresa’s way to our own lives? Learn here:
Mother Teresa knew that great opportunities are rare and that the little opportunities that come our way every day provide the occasions for us to grow in love by transcending ourselves. It takes considerable awareness from moment to moment to recognize these little opportunities. We need to be alert to the invitations we receive in each moment.
We can respond with love in all the situations of life and practice compassion without counting the cost. And of course a spiritual practice of meditation or prayer can help prepare us to do everything with extraordinary love in each moment.
One of the reasons we are here in this existence is to learn and hone this skill of great love. The great achievements our society celebrates often have no beneficial effect on anyone. It is really the little things that are important.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (C) 2004 by Wayne Teasdale. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004).