with Great Love : Day 12

Dear Friend,

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Your life is not a big thing, or about big things. It’s a series of small things joined together. Some days it can feel frustrating or dull, exhausting or pointless.

But if when you wash dishes, or help with homework, listen to jokes or take the time to hear about the trials and tribulations of a day at school or work, you remember to do it with love, it will never be pointless or frustrating.

Doing things with love means not resenting the time it takes, or the menial nature of the task. It means being fully present and engaging with the person or people you are doing the things with or for. You can’t love in a detached way. It’s impossible. You will find that loving people through your actions will satisfy you in ways you never knew were possible.

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You will never regret a lifetime of small things underpinned with great love.

That’s what you are called to.

Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

And do you know what else?

The small things, all those little things you will do with great love, turn out to be the big things.

They really do.

It’s one of the secrets to a life of contented fulfillment.

And now you know it. So carry on.

Until tomorrow

xxxxx

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5 Comments

  1. Yes! So often we do nothing because the thing we believe that the thing we would do is so small. God uses our small, and in His economy, it becomes big and significant!
    What a lovely post this is!

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  2. Amen! It took me a long time to learn to do the small things with great love–especially tasks I don’t like or that annoy me. Thank you for the reminder (I still forget some times!).

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  3. Yes! So much this: “The small things, all those little things you will do with great love, turn out to be the big things.” It’s just so true! Here’s to living a full, happy, contended life! Great post!

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