Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92:2-3,13-16; I Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45
It has been said, “There are no little things.” Often, things we regard as “little” may be of greater value than things we regard as “big.” Could the cup of water exist without the drop of water? Could an hour exist without thirty-six hundred seconds? And as we read in the Gospels, wondrous things can result from sharing even the tiniest crust of bread or the smallest sip of water.
A kind word in a time of need; a caring smile in a time of stress; a bit of encouragement in a time of frustration; a spark of hope in a time of despair; a gesture of understanding in a time of confusion — summed in this line from a beautiful poem: “In a moment these better things are gone — but there are a hundred ripples circling on and on.”
We can’t judge which good and well-intentioned deeds, large or small, are genuinely worthwhile. It is not for us to judge which actions, large…
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