Small Things, Big Love

On 1st OCTOBER the church remembers St THERESE of LISIEUX.

With St Mother Teresa’s canonisation (being made a Saint) last year, we have all been reminded of the huge amount of good that Mother Teresa did for the poor and for all humanity. Yet what also struck me was the simplicity of the work that Mother Teresa did – some water for the thirsty, some rice for the hungry, a smile and conversation for the lonely. An ordinary woman, doing unremarkable things, but doing them for Jesus.

Mother Teresa chose her religious name in honour of St Therese of Lisieux. St Therese was also known for doing “small things with great love” and “all for the Lord”. Let us ask for the prayers of these great Saints, that we would see Jesus in all people and do whatever we can, no matter how small, to share God’s mercy, peace and love with all who we meet.

St Therese of Lisieux: Pray for us. St Teresa of Calcutta: Pray for us. Hail Mary…

Challenge: Look for the little ways you can help others.

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