In Others’ Words: Small Things
“Be faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta
Such a simple quote. All of fifteen words. And then, the question: What are the small things?
If you’re going to be faithful, if these things are your strength … what are these oh-so-vital small things?
When I asked my husband, Rob, what he thought of this quote he compared it to another oft-quoted phrase: If you’re trustworthy with little, you’ll be trustworthy with a lot. (My paraphrase of my husband’s words.)
That’s another way to turn this quote … another view of the truth hidden in these words.
Maybe strength lies in learning to be trustworthy, to be faithful, in the seemingly unimportant, nobody will notice you kind of tasks. Because by so doing you become a trustworthy person. A faithful person.
Doing little leads to so very much.
Like your character. Your strength.
Or your lack of it.
In Your Words: What are the “small things” for you? Those things–choices, decisions, actions–that made you who you are today?0 I like this!