Little things can make a difference
By Charla Spalluto Misse
I look for ways to encourage prayer and devotion in my home and in our school. I try very hard to discern and carry out the Lord’s Will.
I am so frequently humbled, however, struck by the enormity of another’s work toward the glory of God. So much more than I am doing, I marvel and, admittedly, often feel small. But are these small things that I do not meaningful?
I am not called to great things like leading a rosary rally or starting an adoration website? Instead, I am called to concentrate my efforts on the little things, a few moments in time or a chance conversation.
I believe that, sometimes, little things like a smile or hug can make all the difference in someone’s day. Little things like crafting a rosary with a child or bringing a friend to Mass might encourage them to pray, even lead them to a religious vocation.
Maybe some of those great works at which I marvel started with a little nudge from someone small. I remind myself to be humble and content; if I am doing the Lord’s work, nothing could be greater.